For some time I've felt the need for a brass floor lamp in the living room. I even saw an elegant and gorgeous one at TJ Maxx, but didn't want to fork over $90 for it. While surfing IKEA's site it dawned on me to take matters into my own hands and create my own version of a brass lamp. Here lies the $9.99 Hemma lamp base that was screaming for some spray paint.
I primed the base first, then coated it several times with my go to gold paint. 10 minutes later I had a shiny, transformed lamp base.
The shade is also an IKEA affordable find at only $20. That makes the total cost of this floor lamp $30 plus a tad bit of elbow grease. I'd say that's one heck of a good deal. Plus, this lamp looks much more fitting in this space than the brown beast that was previously there.
Now, I had really great intentions on making my lamp shade fabulous yesterday, but honestly it just didn't happen. It was one of those days. I wasn't feeling motivated or crafty. The only thing I did well was catch up on Housewives and Nate. For now, I'm even enjoying the simple, sophisticated look of the lamp. The grosgrain ribbon I purchased might just sit in the cabinet until the new rug arrives and I decide if I want to add the detail. Time will tell.
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