Confessions of a Lampaholic April 26, 2011
No, there’s no 12-step program for lampaholics, but why would you need one? For me, lamps are a design accessory, not just a functional appliance for your home.
While recessed ceiling lights are everywhere these days, they won’t “doll” up your home (or make you look as good) as a beautiful table lamp.
I love old table lamps from the 60’s, 70’s and beyond. Here’s a darling lamp I found for my kitchen counter. It had years of dust and a long, grimy white cord. I set about cleaning the lamp with a mild soap and water mixture, using q-tips to clean the flowers.
Then, my dear husband/handyman replaced the old white cord, with a shorter dark brown cord, to blend in with the countertop. Once that was completed, I tried different shades. .
Nope. I don’t think that this is what I had in mind. How about something like this?
Much better! My $100 investment is so much more unique than most of the lamps I find in stores today. I’ll bet it could tell some stories!