Back in 2011, I gave two lamps a major makeover for our room
, including making the shades from scratch. They still work great, and actually, with our bed higher (we recently put our box springs back in place after one of our support slats broke. oh dear) those really big lamps might have finally been the right size! But, regardless, we were ready for something new and less gaudy? Less attention seeking? More calm? Yes. Yes. Yes.
We also wanted to free up our nightstands for plants and pictures, but also the things we use daily needed a place: books, glasses, jewelry, laptops, phones. So when I found these simple arched wall mounted lamps
, I pounced.
Visually, they’re just what we were looking for. Modern meets traditional. And at only $20 a piece, we are only complaining a little about the quality. The curves aren’t perfectly straight, and the white shade we were promised in the description is definitely more of a natural linen color, but the lamps adjust completely up and down and from side to side and we could always replace the shade if it bothers us–so, we’re looking past the imperfections, I guess. I mean, $20!
I haven’t styled the nightstands or anything yet, (poor Chris and his tissues this weekend) but I’d love to add some plants and pretty things to hold practical items. And maybe even a few pretty things for the sake of being pretty–after all, this is one of the only rooms in the house where a figurine might be safe.
Did we go the cheap route on this one? Yeah, we did. This Pottery Barn sconce
is almost identical for 10x the price! Did we get what we paid for–maybe? Verdict is still out, but overall–we’re happy with the look and with the price and sometimes, that’s enough.