I don't love the lamp shade and I'm not exactly sure where she'll (she's obviously a girl) reside permanently. For now she is up in my craft area until I can utilize her in the perfect location. You can tell it was Christmas time when I took this after shot from the lights on the railing. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I started and completed the lamp last April. Yes, almost a year ago, I'm a bad blogger. :(
Warning: This project is not quick and easy, at least not for me but I am very impatient. It can be extremely frustrating at times since the silver leaf is SUPER delicate but you can do a bit at a time here and there and it will be done in no time. Luckily it doesn't show mistakes since the silver leaf is so, well, leafy. And if I had to do it again I would have started with a more basic lamp base, one with less curves and angles but in the end I am really happy with the outcome.
Close up of the bottom half
As my friend Megan pointed out to me, I love all things shiny and sparkly... like a bird... so this lamp is right up my alley!