11.17.2009

lamp love

I buried a lamp yesterday.
It was a beautiful lamp, too.  I didn't think it was breakable (laugh if you will!)  It felt like it was made of fiberglass.  Well, it shattered.  And every one of my children looked as innocent as could be  (even if they were all conveniently sitting where the lamp had been).

So, off we went on the hunt for a lamp that I could buy with my spare change.  I had learned my lesson, or so I thought.  And then I found it.  Covered in layers of dust in a used furniture store, hidden under a hideous and outdated old shade.  It was love at first sight.  Never mind that this one was undeniably breakable and very likely irreplaceable.  Oh well, at least I've never claimed to be practical.  I had saved the modern shade from my former lamp and, with a few tweeks from my own personal hunk of a Hanyman (i.e. My Honey), it fit perfectly.

I hope it lasts!  But, honestly, if it doesn't, I won't be out more than a few dollars.  Who knows?  Maybe I could get my Handyman to super glue it to the coffe table...or is that a bit tacky?

10 comments:

Jenilee said...

you can always buy one of those tables with the lamp already attached! :) it is a beautiful find! :)

Holly said...

That is such a cute lamp!! I really like it!

Lauren said...

I love what you did with that lamp!! Beautiful!! I don't think it would tacky at all to glue it to the table! hahaha

He & Me + 3 said...

Great find my friend. It looks lovely! Great idea about the super glue:)

Traci Michele said...

What a wonderful Before and After demo! Great find.

I love what you did with it. What a pretty, feminine, dainty lamp!

LOVE!

Traci

Fiona said...

I hope it lasts too! I don't have a creative bone in my body - but I can at least admire your handiwork!!

Kristin said...

LOVE it!!! I say glue it....no one will ever know! Ha!!

Megan said...

man, you're right...it looks totally breakable, esp with it's easy tipping contoured shape...but it's PERFECT!! i love it!

Megan

Kate said...

It looks like you! I love it! Praying it lasts till the weekend!

christy rose said...

It's beautiful!!!

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