Saturday, March 23, 2013
Bonus Craigslist Score. Check Out This Amazing Retro Tension Pole Lamp That I Picked Up When I Got The Pearsall Biomorphic Coffee Table Thursday. It's Definitely One Of The Coolest I've Ever Seen. Status: To Keep Or Flip...That Is The Question.
Don't these look like onion bulbs? I guess it makes sense...in a play on words sorta way...since they put out light, you know...like a bulb. Aaaaanyway, I managed to get THESE shades home without breaking even a one of 'em.
You may recall that the last time I brought home a really cool light fixture like this, I broke one of the
delicate glass shades when loading it into Frank. Karma has come around again. This super cool
tension pole light goes a long way toward salving that ouchie. I still kinda cry a little when I think about
the other lamp though. Maybe some day I'll find a replacement shade for it. 'Til then, check it out...
the seller even had coordinating bulbs in the fixture! The yellow one is SO much brighter than the red
or blue, that's why the photo is darker. The lamp doesn't really need the colored bulbs because the
shades are painted on the inside; yellow, red and blue.
I set the lamp up outside on our porch area because the spring seemed really strong and I didn't want
to damage the ceiling in the foyer just to shoot some quick photos. When I started setting this up
though, I realized why the spring is so strong. After placing the pole, and believing that it was plenty
tight, I started hanging the ceramic shades. Each shade has a plug on it's chain. When I hung the
second one I noticed that the top was no longer snug against that beam and had to pull them both
back off. I put a riser under the bottom of the pole to compress the spring more and that took care
of the issue, but I learned why the spring is so strong! No I'm stuck as to whether to flip this or set
it up in the living room. I doubt I'll find another any time soon, so I may just keep it!