Welcome to the 241st Metamorphosis Monday!
Five years ago when I replaced my seen-better-days-deck with a screened-in porch, I purchased white wicker furniture, including a wicker swing for this space. I couldn’t really find any lamps I liked so I just decided to use lamps I already had thinking I’d eventually replace them with something better.
It’s only been in the last couple of years that I’ve gotten serious about finding lamps better suited for a porch. Once I started looking in earnest, I had a hard time finding anything I liked because the trend right now seems to be drum shades. I’m not crazy about that shape shade so I’ve held off buying anything, waiting for the right lamps to come along .
In July 2012, while shopping in Tuesday Morning, I found a lamp I really liked. It came to live on the table over near the screens. I loved how the design of the lamp mimicked the white wicker furniture on the porch. The original price had been $150 marked down to $104.99 and then reduced once more to $49.99. Not too bad, one lamp down, two to go.
In March of this year, I came across this cute cottage-style lamp in HomeGoods and it was priced at just $34.99.
The narrow shape of the shade was perfect since it had to fit on the hutch. It has a shutter design and shell/starfish accents–perfect for a summer porch.
Two down, one to go.
The lamp you see through the door leading from the den to the porch, was the lamp that still needed to get the boot. It’s not a bad lamp but it was too “fancy” for the porch with its faux-crystal design. It’s a nice lamp, just not great for a porch.
A couple of weeks ago while shopping in Old Time Pottery, I spotted this lamp.
Loved the color and thought it would work well here on the porch.
I liked the square-shaped shade, the height and its fun green paint. Since the other two lamps on the porch are white, I thought it might bring a little attitude to the porch.
It works great with the colors in the settee, swing cushions and these Ikea floral pillows.
It also coordinates well with the striped chair cushions and the garden seat.
The bamboo design felt outdoorsy and porch-like.
Really, it looks for the world like it was painted with the same paint I had custom mixed for the hutch. Weird! Especially since I had the hutch paint matched to a cloth napkin. (Psssst: Read about the hutch transformation here: Painting Furniture: A China Hutch Transformation)
The price was originally $39.99 but was on sale for $29.99. Awesome!
Three down, zero to go. The porch is now officially lampified!
Pssst: The seasonal footer at the bottom of the blog has been updated with lots of inspiration for Fall and Halloween! Hope you enjoy!
Looking forward to the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!
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