Monday, May 7, 2012

Conclusion of the ugly lamp story

have SOLD! 

They were one of the first things to sell this weekend at a market we did in Scottsdale.

While I secretly liked (OK kind of loved) them, I wasn't sure anyone else would, hence why I asked for you opinion.

And boy did you guys give it! 

With how many of you HATED them, I was ready to make a trip to Home Depot for some paint, but I decided to wait and see. 

And turns out people loved them.

Moral of the story #1:

Sometimes it pays not to be like everyone else.

While they could have been pretty painted and glazed...they wouldn't have been as unique. 

I don't want to be like everyone else; that's why I painted them like that. 

I wanted them to have an Anthropologie look.

I wanted them to look like something your grandma might have, but updated, eclectic and vintage.

I wanted them to be almost ugly so that when you looked at them you couldn't decide if you loved them or hated them. 

Moral of the story #2:

Be strong in your decisions and ideas. 

You are talented, and while we often do need advice and inspiration and friends to help us, ultimately you are the creator so make sure YOU love what you create. 


I am grateful for the thoughts and opinons you gave. 

And I'm grateful that you felt you could be so honest with me. 

It takes a real friend to do that. :) 

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  1. Congrats on selling them so quickly! They do have that fantastic Anthropologie look. Kudos for sticking to your guns!

  2. YAY! i was one of the people who liked them so i am happy. :)

  3. woo-hooo!!!! one point for "not playing it safe"!!

    so glad you trusted your gut!

  4. That's exactly what I was hoping would happen! Seriously, it's not a bad design at all! I was surprised that so many people said they hated it too. I thought you did a good job, it just wasn't something I preferred for my home. I'm glad you received such positive feedback at the market and that they sold!

  5. Good for you Julia! You held on to your own opinion and I applaud you for that! As I said in my previous comment....I loved them. I thought they were unique and fun with all the bright color. I have found that if I follow my gut it usually steers me the right way. Have a great Monday!

  6. Awesome! It's so exciting when you take a chance and are rewarded. I'm sure the new owner LOVES them!

  7. yay! so glad that you could stay true to your design inspiration!

    and your last sentence totally made me smile :)

  8. LOVE IT! You know what else I love? Seeing how happy the lady was who bought them!! Love, love, love!

  9. How did I miss them in the first place??? Oh they are oh so cool! Congrats on the sale. -K


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