I think I am slowly growing out of my "shabby" phase. Although I'm still very much attracted to white fixtures dripping with shining crystals. But my current house doesn't seem to support that kind of thing.
When I first found these two scones (many years ago) they were an ugly silver mat or aluminum color. I spray painted them white, but it was too white so I dry brushed and smeared brown paint into them. Added two very inexpensive shades and called them shabby.
But they didn't work in my new house. So I found even cheaper light shades and painted them an oil bronzed brown and added the new shades.
At first I added the crystals back on them, but I didn't like it (Gasp!! ME not liking crystals? Weird.)
I think I should probably pain the candle sleeve an antique white, but I don't have that color in my house and never remember to get it while I'm out. So, They'll probably stay white.
They were in my bedroom on either side of my mirror. I've moved them to the window bench in my breakfast nook, but I'm not sure if they'll stay there.
I've been married for 25 years to the love of my life. I met him when I was in high school and we're still sweethearts. We have two awesome children. Erica who is 20 and recently became a firefighter and emt. She's now working on becoming a paramedic. Michael is 18 and is still in school. He has a job at an expensive clothing store, but his love is mudding in his jeep and riding his bmx bike. I'm a stay at home mom, but work very hard and spend lots of hours working on my vintage linen business. I love the history of every day people. I want to know how people lived, not who fought in what war. My favoriate time period is the Victorain era, though anything old really catches my interest.