Let’s just file this post under random purchases for $100 Alex. Oh…but they changed Jeopardy and there is no longer a $100 category…I rephrase…let’s file this post under random purchases for $200 Alex. Not that I spent $200…more like $66.48. Anyway, after returning home from our Puerto Rico adventure, we’re talking immediately after returning home from Puerto Rico, I settled into the couch for
a long winter’s nap catching up with my shelter magazines that came while we were away. I flipped open the cover of Country Living and was bestowed with a vision of the most beautiful thing in the world…a Threshold Target lamp. For your “ooooohing” and “ahhhhhhing” pleasure:
I love lamp! Have I used that post title before? I’m pretty sure I have…anyway. I couldn’t stand the “should I” or “shouldn’t I” purchase the lamps to replace our too small, temporary $10 lamps in our master bedroom. It was a regular old pink mirror from Home Goods scenario all over again. The lamp was all I could think of. So on my weekend errands I just so happened to traipse into Target to find the lamps on sale. They regularly cost $39.99 but the price was dropped down to $34.99….score! Of course a pair of them just so happened to jump into my cart. Funny how that happens. And we all came home as one big lamp happy family.
So here is one of the two, too small temporary lamps in our master bedroom.
When we first moved into our home three years ago, we didn’t have any lamps for our room so I picked these up on clearance at Target for dirt chip. It cost me $20 at the time for the two lamps AND the shades. But they’ve worn out their welcome and it was time to upgrade to something beefier. I had been passively looking for new lamps for the past few months but was just waiting for the right lamps to cross my path. Like these guys:
I love the glass and how it seems like it’s bulging out of the wire grid. It reminds me of those West Elm terrariums. Speaking of bulging (inappropriate joke coming…ear muffs), Colby refers to these as the muffin top lamps. I promised I wouldn’t share that. Ooops….bad wife…I love you baby! On a more serious note, I’m digging how the lamps tie into the black hardware on the red nightstand. And their scale is so much more perfect for our bedroom than the dinky lamps they replaced.
The only part of the lamps I’m not a fan of is the shade. I cruised the lamp shades while I was at Target but not a single one spoke to me. Not a word…the shades were all completely mum. So I settled for a pair of plain white ones for now but knowing perfectly well that I’ll probably craft something up to give them a little bit more pizazz. They’re blank canvases just ready for some jazzing up. Lately, I’ve been cruising Pinterest and Anthropologie to scrounge up some inspiration and here’s what I’m thinking:
I love all three of those Anthro shades! But at $90 each I’m not about to purchase a pair of those. I’m too cheap for that! But I’m thinking of trying to DIY one of these beauties. I’m leaning towards the yellow, flowered one but maybe in a different color?! I don’t know. Do you think I can get away with bringing in yellow shades in our bedroom? They would tie into the yellow in the “8-10-12″ wedding table number art hanging on the wall. We’ll see what I decide. I may just cover the shades in some fun fabric instead, kind of like the Anthro shade on the right. But whatever we decide to do, you know we’ll keep you posted.
Pssst…Any illuminating projects going down at su casa? Or jonesing after something from Anthro? Oh how I love Anthro!