My dad made this looooong pine shelf for me several years ago. We put it up, but it was just too dark for my red walls so I decided to paint it the color of the trim and bead board. You can see the big difference it made in the first photo. Even though I am always hesitant to paint wood (I love the patina of old woods.), I am very pleased that I painted this shelf.
I did buy these letters at JoAnns. They were on sale for $1.99 a letter. I covered them with fabrics that I already had to coordinate with my room colors. Then I hung baskets on my shelf pegs so they'd be handy for any need I might have.
This old lamp was in my attic just itching to be redone.
I painted the brass on the lamp the same grey-green on one wall of my room and the ceiling. The red shade and stem of the lamp goes well in my room so I left it, but I did add a bias strip around the top and bottom of the shade out of the same fabric I've put on the inside of my Larkin desk. You can see the the Larkin Desk a little closer here in the first post about my craft room move. If you'd like to see the second post, click here.