Friday, October 1, 2010
Finally...whew...symmetry! The Danish Lamps and their long awaited Shades! Status: together at last.
I snatched the lamps up from a Craigslist ad about 8 or 9 months ago for cheap, problem is...they had no shades.
So like, yeah...these lamps were killing me. Just take a moment and try...TRY, I Dare you!, to find a matching set of lampshade that would go with these lamps! Yeah, they ain't no where. I spotted a set of lamps with cool shades about 275 miles south of here on the Springfield Mo. Craigslist. I just couldn't pull the trigger on THAT roadtrip. Then my buddy found a set on some "ugly" lamps at a local thrift store and he snatched them up for like $15. Dag. Well, I had a good month a while back and offered him $150...yes, One Hundred and Fifty Dollars, U.S. for those lampshades. Denied. No Sale. Can you Imagine! Dag.
Then I found a set of lamps with these shades on Craigslist here in StL. a few weeks ago for just $90! Cha Ching...Sold. I had even gone over to TFA (The Future Antiques)and Retro 101 ready to drop some bank if they happened to have a matched set. No luck there, or at any of the antique malls...or anywhere...
Like I said..."Finally!"
Oh yeah, rearranged the bed to a less dramatic angle. I kept bumping myself on my nightstand. Since I have glass tops, I had finally cut myself one too many times. Now I need a bench at the end of the bed. I have a bunch of hairpin legs, maybe I'll build something...yeah...that's gonna happen. Right after I paint those nicotine colored walls...sigh.