Lighting for our Guest Room August 24, 2011

Good day dear friends,

For ages, our guest room has only had one nightstand and one lamp. I know this sounds horrific, so I recently decided to remedy the situation. It’s not a big room, but should two people stay there, it certainly is nice to have a place to set a cup of coffee, a book…a gun, or what have you.

The original nightstand is an antique, so there was no chance I’d find another to match, and the lamp was purchased about 4 years ago, so not much chance to find a matching lamp either.

So, I searched for a table of some sort that would be similar in style, size (height in particular) and wood color. I found a great little piece at Veranda Antiques, in Carmichael, for $145. Its about an inch or so shorter, so Mr. Wonderful is going to find some small wheels with brass fittings that will bring it to the perfect height.
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Veranda Antiques is a great spot that I have found a number of treasures at. They’re located on Palm Avenue and have new goodies all the time at very fair prices.

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Now that I had the right table, I worked to remedy the lighting issue. I really dislike mismatched lamps on nightstands, so I decided to just go with an old style desk lamp. At Ikea, they stock a Barometer Work Lamp for $49.99.

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It would have been fine, but Ikea is way, on the other side of town, so I dropped in to OfficeMax, their Victory Pharmacy desk lamp, for just $31.99! What a deal!

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And once Mr. wonderful helped me put it together, it looks pretty darn good, without competing with the lamp on the other nightstand.

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Now, I need to tweak things a bit, hang the picture and remove those pretty tags on the cord, but overall, I think the shopping fairy was guiding me to the right spot, to find just what I needed!

And if any of you are looking for a guest room, with two nightstands and two lamps, next time you visit Sacramento, I might have just what you’re looking for!
Enjoy the day!

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5 Comments

  1. Jane on August 25, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I think this looks terrific. I am not a fan of those little tiny matching lamps that you can’t even read by. I don’t turn out the light unless I read at least one page of a book or magazine and how many times have you encountered a 25 watt bulb and a lamp that is only 12 inches high? Useless if you ask me. Now take that tag off the cord!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 25, 2011 at 8:21 am

      Yes, momma! I think I’ll keep my eye out for more colorful bedding options. Have you opened an Etsy store for your pillows yet?

  2. Moka on August 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Lovely, I’ve seen the room before and it was very nice, but the new and improved looks great. Can’t wait for a sleepover.

  3. Stacy on August 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Wow, that is a great deal! I’ve seen them for SO much more and had no idea that Office Max sold lights like that!
    Stacy

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