Shades: Dipped in tea to knock back the white. Dried and then ribbon glued on around base.
Wall Fittings: Painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint, 2 coats, then waxed with clear bison wax to stop knocks.
I also painted the white cables the same colour as the wall to stop them standing out so much against the dark paint.
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