Deciding on new lamps for our bedroom has been a pain. It’s very hard to find good, stylish lighting at cheap (CHEAP) prices.
But let’s play pretend and say that my lighting budget is in the four-figures. My first choice would be the Alberta table lamp from Caravan Pacific.
They’re only $500 a piece. And who cares that they’re probably too big for a bedroom? This lamp would be allowed to live in any room of my house.
I spent many an hour searching for a cheaper (CHEAPER) version of a swing-arm wall sconce, but I didn’t find anything on the market that was worth hacking.
But you know what was worth hacking? This guy that cost $13.97 from the Wal-marts:
A can of Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2x spray paint in Glossy Apple Red and a leftover lampshade got this lamp looking pretty smart:
I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. I love the shade of red, I love the shape, and I love the price. And best of all, I love looking at it. Painting it wasn’t that bad once I learned not to spray paint in extreme humidity (learn from me: humidity=no glossy). I would definitely use this spray paint again.
Now all I have to do is paint a second one…