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.
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.
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.
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!
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!