Bedroom lamps

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.

If that lamp was out of stock, I guess I could settle for the Bubble Cigar Wall Sconce designed by George Nelson.


They’re a bargain at only $375 a piece. It didn’t occur to me how awesome bedside wall sconces would be until I saw this picture on Pinterest:

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…

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4 Responses to Bedroom lamps

  1. Amy says:

    Well done. That is a nice looking lamp!

  2. This is a cool idea! You probably want to create a more pleasant ambiance in your bedroom and choosing the right shade of your bedroom lamps is really essential.

  3. linda h says:

    I once painted a lamp during a hurricane. It’s finish has lasted quite a few years, surprisingly.

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