Rules are meant to be broken, right?
Especially if they’re decorating rules that are old and stupid, right?
How do I define old and stupid, you ask? Well…
If it’s a rule I used to like, and now I don’t, then it’s OLD and STUPID. I love it when I make perfect sense.
Anyway, I used to like brass lamps. And brass candlesticks. And brass light fixtures.
Now, I don’t. So even though painting over real brass is probably a sin, I did it anyway. I’m crazy like that.
See this lamp? I don’t like it anymore. I usedta love it. (Is “usedta” a word?)
(That is not dirt on the baseboard, it just needs painted. Not sure which is worse…)
This is the shade that came with it. I usedta like pleats. Now I don’t. Do you see where I’m going here?
“REAL” brass looks lovely painted Heirloom White, doesn’t it? The burlap covered shade is AWESOME, I looooove the contrast in textures.
So, here’s my new rule:
If you’re not enjoying something because you don’t like how it LOOKS, change it. Within reason, of course.
Link up those projects ladies! I apologize for the late party today. Life happens. I’m linking up to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.
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