Thursday, March 31, 2011

GRAY OR BLUE

I have had these lamps for a while, and wanted to do something different with them. They started out as gold base lamps, with a brown dupioni shade. Well time for a change, and gray they became. I had no fabric until that trip to Ikea that I keep referring to.

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Not making me smile yet.

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Fabric, Hot Glue, Scissors…Lets go.

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I saw these colors and thought this fabric was a cool combination of what I like.

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They look great to me.

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But I wanted to try a touch of blue to only one, just to see if I liked it.

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Liking it for sure. At least I think I do.

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I am very indecisive, and I mean very. I love gray a bit to much sometimes.

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Here they are outside with the true light, and color reflection.

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

GRAY OR BLUE?

High Five's & Hugs,

Tamara Styles

65 comments:

The Sister Sophisticate said...

I like the blue Tam!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Wow Tam,

I honestly can say I like both.

Here's why.

The gray kind of makes a subtle hint. Nothing jarring, but compliment everything around it.

The blue of course, pays homage to the fabric on the shade, and thats just doing it right.

I'm splitting my vote down the middle.

Wait.

Can I do that?

Rashon aka Mr. GW

Romax love said...

Blue or gray? This is tough, I love BOTH colors and I think they just look fab. Good luck picking one color. By the way I love the picture of your kids.

court. said...

grey.

K. Rock said...

First let me say great job! They look wonderful. And I LOVE the fabric you picked for the shade. I am drawn a little more to to the blue one because it pops with color. And because I like blue.

A Journey to " A House of One's Own" said...

I like the blue!

goaldigger said...

the pop of blue - definitely!!

Diamonds Pearls and Crazy in the world of Barbie Jones said...

IN FREAKING LOVE!!!! FABULOUS HUNNIE !!!! I love that fabric too!!!

nerdgirlms said...

The blue because of the "pop." I think they both look great and you've inspired me to try this project myself - thanks!

Kara said...

I gotta go with the blue. :)

Sadi said...

I am loving the blue! But I also like the grey!! Loving the blue!

Mustard Seed Collective said...

I prefer the gray, but if you're looking for a pop of color the blue is doing it.

Who is KT? said...

I have a new love affair with gray because of a friend's Gray is Great series...so I'm going wiht the gray!

mylittleadventures said...

wow, tough choice! the blue definitely pops esp against the curtains, but the gray offers a nice subtle contrast to the lamp shade! >,< if i had to pick though.. i'd vote gray! subtle & sophisticated.

Sing said...

I like them both, am I crazy for saying keep them mismatched? I don't believe in rules, so I'd keep them like they are, then you win either way. : )

Sing said...

Tam, what room is this? I don't think I've seen this on the home tour. Loving the curtains.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Tough choice, but I say blue ! The shades look sooo good.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Shades are hot!!! ... and I like the blue!

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

Blue for sure...no doubt.

BellaLovesPink said...

Hmm, I liked the gray at first, but then I saw the blue. I'm torn. Thus, I am no help. ;-)

Diamonds Pearls and Crazy in the world of Barbie Jones said...

Just noticed I didnt help at all lol I vote grey!

Superfashionista23 said...

I like the blue best! It gives more of a contrast and pops!

Decor I Adore said...

I love the blue... specially with the fabric. Please give us details of the paint color... is it spray paint?

Blushblog said...

I like the blue. Especially against that curtain.

Rae
Blushblog

Joi said...

I love both colors A LOT...but my fave for these lamps is gray! : )

layersofmeaning said...

Blue!

VJDesarden ~ Ronnie said...

I'll go for the blue! That pop of color offset the natural tones of the curtains. Great job! You give such good ideas for the home. Can you come to LA and help revamp my house. LOL. Btw, what product did you use to paint these lamps?

A job well done Tam!

Mrs. Chic said...

BLUE!!!

I love the fabric you choose for the shade and I like that the lamps are a matte finish instead of glossy - looks good

Sheryl J said...

Gray for sure! I feel like blue is a little too childish.

E said...

The blue pops better than the gray. I love the fabric. Is that from Ikea?

Justa said...

I think you should leave one gray and one blue maybe put them in different areas of the same room.

kenda said...

i like both, but the blue looks best. especially against those curtains.

Style It said...

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Mz. More said...

I would leave them as is, one of each. Perfect.

Me Myself n' Why said...

let's put a twist to it and keep one grey and one blue!
BAM there you go.
The BLUE POPS!
The grey keeps it calm.



After careful review of the FAB Fabric, we are going with the Blue!

luvz it

Renee said...

Blue for sure!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I actually like the two different colors...haha..something different!
But if I had to choose I think the blue pops a little bit more!

Soul Pretty said...

love the grey...blue looks a little child like...too blue.

spenseratwood said...

blue!

FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

WOW that is such a great project. I think you should keep one gray and one blue...why not? They are both FAB!! Kiah

Murielle said...

Definitely the gray lamp looks better! It seems to go together better in the interior pictures.

Mandy said...

I love the blue!1 It really pops against the drapes!

TEST said...

I'm loving the blue!

pintsizedinFluence said...

Blue!!

Tia Brumbelow said...

Blue for me!

narcissaqtpie said...

I love your blog!! You are so talented and stylish! I like the gray, the blue would work if it were a bit muted with gray or navy.

traci zeller designs said...

Blue!

Jasmine said...

D@mn lady, your skills are infinite! You already know I'm gonna say gray (cuz that's my color!) but I agree with Rashon, the blue is doing it right. ;) Either way, you can't go wrong!

~Jazz

P.S. You've given me inspiration for new lamps. You say you got that fabric at IKEA? ;) lol

Brown Birdy said...

OMG I LOVE BOTH OF THEM! Also I love it before you covered them ha...was that a vintage shade or did you buy them somewhere I can get my hands on them?

TamStyles said...

Thanks you guys for helping and giving me your advice. Alot of you asked. The paint is Colbert Blue (satin) from Walmart. The fabric is from Ikea ($6.99 a yard). Let me know if I can answer anymore questions. Yall are the BEST!!

Stella said...

I like them both !! Great job !

Toya said...

Great job on both, I honestly like them both but the blue pops with that fabric. I think the color would depend on what else is in tbe room. Good luck either way I'm sure the room will look fab!

kim said...

Blue!! Its easy to steer towards the safer neutral, but the blue is more GIGS!

Down and Out Chic said...

normally i have an opinion on just about everything but this is a hard one! i really like the mix of patterns you have going on in the space. if i have to absolutely choose one i'd say the grey. i really like them both though.

Rhiannon Ecsedy said...

what a sweet diy... i vote for cobalt!


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Desiree said...

I'm loving the fabric choice! I vote blue!

KNWill said...

I'm going to have to say grey!

Charee Lenee' said...

I like the grey!!!

Anna said...

Definitely grey. :)

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