Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Pretty New Lamp

We had lunch at Ikea today with some friends.  I found this glass lamp in the As-is section.  I've been eying it for a while, but lamps scare me.  Growing up, there were two table lamps in our house.  They were at least 2 feet tall (three when they had shades).  They used to have prisims too.  Anyway, those lamps didn't ever stay on the tables for long.  I remember my mom using them for extra light for her building and painting projects.

So I have no clue about choosing lamps.  But I knew I'd love this one.  Our living room has horrible lighting.

This is the lamp we've had before.  I rewired it and painted it and glazed it  It is too tall for it's width, and the shade is all wrong.  But I love the shape of the wooden base.  I may turn it into a candleholder one day because it doesn't seem to work as a lamp, and I can't find an appropriate shade.  Ikea has the perfect size/shape of shade, but of course those only work with Ikea lamps.

But back to my new lamp.  I think it is a little small in relation to our leather furniture and the huge poppy painting, but I still love it.  And it won't wobble every time I try to turn it on or whenever Nick bumps it.  There are two different larger versions of this lamp, but they're out of my price range at the moment.

So for now, I'll enjoy my pretty little green-glass lamp and hope Nico doesn't decide to throw it on the floor one day.

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