For the love of floor lamps

 (and another mini before and after)


west elm
Yep, another mini before and after.
Please someone tell me to
Step away slowly.
Before someone gets hurt.

I'm becoming an addict. But c'mon tell me this lamp doesn't look better than it did before????
For some reason I totally forgot to take a real before picture of this floor lamp which I am sooo guilty of doing on several projects (I'm getting better). So I found this picture of the lamp from like 5 years ago. I purchased it from a store called Scallywags that went out of business like 8 years ago and I paid a pretty penny. Trust me on this.
Here's what the floor lamp looked like before...

Now here's the after:

Kind of amazing, right? Doesn't even look like the same lamp, right?
I'm also going to divulge two (2) other trade secrets demonstrated in the above photo.
1. A touch of black in every room is a must. A black lampshade with gold lining makes a simple floor lamp look elegant and rich-looking.
2. Also, if you have light colored furniture like my blue and white wide-striped slipper chairs from Lee Industries... place a textured throw on them to keep sticky, grimy hands away from them! ha - so there you have it.
My plan is to purchase this lamp here to replace the other one...
Arteriors floor lamp in gold leaf
Love it, right?----
But until I do ---this works don't ya think?
 Do you likey? yes, no? or
should I just bite the bullet and get the Arteriors lamp for that spot now?
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