Black and Gold Lamps: So Glam

I was visiting my parents the other week and I found a brass lamp base in a box in the basement.
Unreal Find.
When I looked up 'brass lamp' on Pinterest, you wouldn't believe how many 'paint that old ugly brass lamp' pics I came across, and lets just say mine is of the same know, the old school ones that generally had dusty rose lamp shades and whatnot.
Maybe it's just because brass is so hot right now, but I'm in love with the lamp...I see the potential. I just need to find the perfect black drum shade to go with it... trickier than you might think! I found one at HomeSense but it wasn't tall enough to hide the ugly stuff.

In the mean time, here is some inspiration of the hollywood glam I'm hoping to recreate:
Eddie Ross via DecorPad

via Lonny August 2012
Amanda Dawbarn via the Glitter Guide
via Pinterest
via with-intention
I saw a possible lamp shade option at Walmart but they were sold out. I'll have to check in soon!


sue smith said...[Reply]

Love these lamps!! They make such an impact.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...[Reply]

oh i soooo agree. i always wanted to buy those hexagonal ones at HSN for Nate Berkus but never had a place for them. Heck - I shoulda made a place :)

Unknown said...[Reply]

Yumm, I love me a nice brass lamp. I've been hunting for one as well. Good luck on your quest for the perfect drum shade! :)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

Jenny at Little Green Notebook just sprayed a plain shade from Target black and it looks great. That might be an option.

Deanna G. said...[Reply]

Ooooh those are fancy! I think I need one. The best treasures are usually found at my mom's house too-- because they're free ;)

Unknown said...[Reply]

I love brass lamps , especially big beefy ones with black shades. Have you tried a smaller harp on your lamp? It might slower the shade enough to cover the socket thingy.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

Love black drum shades. Luckily I have ONE, wish I had more! It goes with every lamp in the house!

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

I commented earlier and have no idea where it went?!?! Anyway I have to paint the inside of my lamp shades gold now I think ;)

Anonymous said...[Reply]

OBSESSING over the brass and black combo...especially on lamps! Wish my parents had some cool things in their basement they were willing to give up :)

Alexa said...[Reply]

Love the black and gold!

jackie jade said...[Reply]

these lamps are all fabulous. excited to see what you do with it. and happy you aren't painting it!
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Hannah said...[Reply]

LUCKY duck! Jenny from Little Green Notebook recently painted a white drum shade black because she couldn't find an affordable one - so that's always an option!

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Preciously Me said...[Reply]

Love all those black & gold lamps!!!
A great combo, chic and glamorous!

Lisa { Mom Wife Design Life Blog} said...[Reply]

I love how bold the lamps are! They look so perfect! I want one for the bedroom!

Unknown said...[Reply]

Love gold lamps and always have. I never cheated on them with silver ones:)
xo Nancy