Yesterday I got inspired to do some "fluffing" around my nest. I was tired of the same old same old and I had been thinking of ways to change things up a bit. You will see in the first picture the sconces that I have had for years. I loved the little fern balls that topped them but the colors just did not work with my new painting. I decided to take down the sconces and paint them with burnt umber, allowing some of the old color to show through for depth. I purchased these battery operated candles at Kirklands last week. They were on sale for $3.97 each. I added some triple A batteries and they look so pretty when they are turned on in the evening. Below is the after photo of my dining room and I think the darker color really works!
Then I got busy fluffing my dining room buffet. I keep reading that Brass is Back. Well I married in 1976 and brass was the bomb then so I have several brass pieces that I have held on to through the years. Several years ago, I found some massive brass candlesticks at an antique shop for only $8 and I could not help but buy them. They were so pretty. I decided to put my brass candlesticks in the place of the buffet lamps that have graced the buffet for at least ten years! It was a look I liked but I was just ready for a change. I placed the buffet lamps on the dresser in my bedroom. I had been wanting to buy lamps for a while but just never found exactly what I was looking for at a price I was willing to pay. So I will leave the buffet lamps on the dresser for a while. I am thinking I really need bigger lamps on the dresser but these will do for now.
The funny thing is that my husband came home from work and he did not notice a thing. He really lets me do as I please with our home as long as I do not bother his man cave. :) I think switching up things around the house is a good cure for the winter doldrums.