Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lamp Hack....

Ever had a lamp that's just too short for your space?
You can't put a larger shade on it because that would look dumb and the scale would be all wrong.

So, what do you do?

You hack it.

On the cheap, I needed two matching lamps for our guest room.
My two daughters absolutely would NOT let me use the ones I had...
and I agreed.
I went to Tuesday morning (um...I like LOVE that place) and found two lamps that I liked.
They were not however tall enough for where I needed.  But the price was right and I knew I could somehow make them work.
I think I paid 30.00 each for them (I'm serious)
I also had to paint them because I wanted gold.

So. After painting them, this is what I was left with.

a short squatty lamp.  Not good.  Not good at all.

So I went to a craft store and found a square box for oh about 5 bucks and painted it the same gold as the lamp.

I added a few table top books underneath it and voila!
Problem solved!

Have a great day y'all!


  1. Clever! I wish I had thought of that, just out $400. for matching lamps for my guest room for Christmas. Ugh!

  2. I totally do the "stack on books" all the time, but I've never thought of the box! Brilliant!