Tuesday, April 12, 2011

swing arm lamps.

sometimes, i get really preoccupied with a trend i've seen in the design world, and i can't get my mind off of it until i have it. this happened with swing arm lamps. i guess the first place i really noticed them was in grace bonney's apartment in lonny magazine, and ever since then i thought they were such a cute way to light up a small space (doesn't take up table space by having a lamp). that, and the fact that i'm also preoccupied with brass right now, sealed the deal when i saw these puppies at a local goodwill - marked $5.95. sold! there were 2 of them, and i snatched them up. i bought the small shades at lowe's for $6.

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they aren't hard-wired into the wall, but for some reason the little wire that trails down (i secured them with wire-holders) its kind of cute to me. i painted both of them the wall color, which helps.

here is a view of both of them:
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while i'm at it, i thought i'd show you the pretty roses i snipped from our condo's garden out front. shh, don't tell the neighbors. aren't they nice? those two little buds are about to bloom! i love springtime.

i also recently got that large seashell which reminds me of my mom (she loves the beach) and one of my friends (michel) who lives in florida by the beach!

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17 comments:

  1. Wow you really scored at Goodwill. Actually I wonder if this would have even caught my eye there. They were probably piled on a table with cords everywhere...but you knew what you were looking for. Visit my Recycle post today. Thanks,
    Sandra

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  2. Love them! I am thinking about doing the same thing above my couch. You are super talented by the way!

    Meg of I like it, love it!
    megandcalconner.blogspot.com

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  3. thank you guys! its kind of rare to find 2 matching anythings at goodwill, so when i see two matching lamps, i usually want them!

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  4. Your living room is looking great! Where did you find your jute rug? I'm looking for one that size!

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  5. thank you! i got it at lowe's!

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  6. I like how you used those by the sofa!! Great idea. For anyone looking for something similar, Home Depot sells similar ones for only $47... not quite the bargain you found at goodwill, but inexpensive for new swing arm lamps.

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  7. don't you just love goodwill? great find! I love the lamps.

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  8. great find! you should paint a fun pattern on the shades.. you're skilled like that!

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  9. I, too, love Grace's lamps in their bedroom I think I need to be on the lookout for some!

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  10. thanks, you guys!

    raddesigning: good call!

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  11. Love them! What a great find! My roses have just started blooming, can't wait to bring some inside!

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  12. Great find!! I love using swing-arm lamps. Your room is looking sooo good!

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  13. What a score!! They look perfect in your space, especially with the dark walls.

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  14. I'm SO SO happy to see someone else thinks this is a genius idea! I love you design and Now i KNOW i am making the right choice with this kind of sconce in my LR space.
    thank you!!!!
    Newest follower here!
    Tana

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