Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Light(shade), Camera, (Tiny Bit of) Action

Yesterday I made a quick dash into Crewkerne to return some books to the library and pick up a couple of things in Waitrose. While I was there I thought I'd just pop into a couple of charity shops for a nosey round. And I'm very glad I did as the second charity shop yielded this lovely brand new light shade, for the bargain price of £3.50. Isn't it purrrrty? (Sorry for the rubbish photo.)
I had it earmarked to replace the ok-but-not-very-lovely light shade currently in-situ in the guest room. 
There's nothing wrong with this shade, it came with us from our previous house(s) and has been perfect in many rooms since it's plain and inoffensive. But a pretty little upgrade tends to go a long way.
And here we have it. 
(Apologies for not getting a photo of the old light shade in-situ but I only thought of it after I'd put the new one up.)
Except now this photo has me thinking we need to get some colour on those walls...

Since the inoffensive light shade was now twiddling its thumbs, I decided to go one step further in the 'Great Light Shade Switcheroo' (as it shall henceforth be known.) Our fourth bedroom is something of a no-man's land. It's perfectly functional as a bedroom if we have need of more than one guest room simultaneously, but otherwise it's mostly used as a place where all sorts of things get put when we don't really know what else to do with them (hubby also keeps lots of his clothes in here in a VERY large chest of drawers.) 
As a result of being a bit of an after thought, things in this room aren't very matchy-matchy.
See: blue/grey blind, red/pink light shade, purple check bedding, cream rug. 
It's all very "make do" since the light shade, rug and bedding came with us from previous home(s) and the blind was bought cheaply at John Lewis because it happened to fit the window. One day when we win the lottery or finish all of the other rooms, this poor, neglected little space might get a makeover.
But until then, a change of light shade will have to suffice.
I know it's not brilliant, but at least the cream light shade doesn't announce its mis-matched presence quite as much as the pink/red one did. 
And since we now have a spare shade - anyone out there in the market for a pink/red light shade? Going cheap.


  1. Like the new one and the old one looks better where you put it.

    1. Thank you. Sometimes little tweaks here and there can make a big difference.

  2. What a great find, it goes beautifully in the bedroom. I've got a nice one in my bedroom that I found in a charity shop, and it always makes me happy when I see it.

    1. There's nothing better than a good charity shop find!

  3. Very purrrty indeed. Perhaps just paint the wall behind the bed a la feature wall.

    1. Yes, the walls definitely need something. I'm currently in the middle of painting the snug though, so it could be a while before I get round to this room.


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