Remember these lamps?
I decided to recover the shades in an eggplant fabric:
Here you see them from the front as well as my other two new projects--sewing an oversize black and white ikat lumbar pillow, and painting a 2nd hand coffee table tomato red:
This is how the coffee table looked before:
I actually kind of liked it, but it just wasn't working in our living room. It could have looked cool with all white furniture, but I already have several competing undertones happening in here, and this table was adding too much to that. So I sprayed it with Rustoleum's Cherry Red and brightened up the trim with gold paint:
The large lumbar pillow was super easy too. I got about yard and a half of the fabric from Lewis and Sheron then measured and sewed two long rectangles and stuffed it all with fill.
I like that the color scheme feels a little daring and happy :)