January 10, 2013

World Market Wire Lamp Inspiration

A few months ago I was in World Market drooling over some of their furniture and home goods.  While I was looking at the lamp section I stumbled across this.


Pretty cute, right?  There was a time when I wouldn't have looked twice at this because it was made of metal.  Just not my style then. But it's funny how our styles can change over time.  Today you can't turn around without seeing something industrial-like when you shop for furniture.  And I have to say, surprisingly, it's grown on me.  Once we left World Market I just kept thinking about that lamp.  So I went back. This time it looked like this.


  Here we have the same lamp, with a more traditional shade.  The price?  $54.00 for the base.  $12.00 for the shade.

Again, after I left I kept thinking about it.  And lo and behold, a few Goodwill visits later here's what I found.


Surprisingly similar to its World Market counterpart.  

And now for the Price {wait for it}:


God, I love Goodwill.

It took me what seemed like forever to find a shade, but I finally found one at Ikea.  The problem was finding one tall enough to cover the top of the neck.  I found many cute ones, and I even tried World Market's own burlap shade, but it, too, was too short.  I finally ended up with this.



The "embroidered" detail on the shade is so pretty, don't you think?


I'm sure I'll try other shades in the future but for now this one's perfect.  You can see how I made the topiary in the chicken wire cloche HERE.

So to recap: $54.00 (for the base only) vs. less than $10.00 for the base and the shade.  I'm pretty happy with how things turned out.


And that wicker table?  Yet another amazing Goodwill find, for another day.

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Have a great weekend!

xoxo


9 comments:

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, That is a Ikea lamp base...how do I know...I have one! Sometimes I bet you don't believe the coincidences! I bet it's almost 10 years old. Love your lampshade! You might start calling me pain in the neck Penny!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like yours much better!! You got a great deal.
Enjoy your evening.

Amanda said...

Love the base you found! Wish I had a Goodwill nearby.

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

Love your knock-off lamp. It looks great! (I love Goodwill, too!)

Curtains in My Tree said...


Goodwill has the goods LOL

I am a lamp person, I really like your shade

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

You find and transform the best things. Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of this week's BFF Link Party wrap up.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a deal! I think yours is just as gorgeous. Great find!
Hugs,
Patti

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

Sherry said...

Great find! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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