Following on from the sideboard makeover last week, I had a niggling feeling about it not being quite right in that my lamps looked a bit too small. In fact they looked like they were lilliputian and Gulliver had lent them to me. The sideboard is so big that it needed some REALLY BIG LAMPS. See here…. weeny!
So I started to hunt for some that were a) big in scale and b) a bargain as is always preferred. I found these by OKA, I just love all the things that they sell and wander their shops salivating a lot and buying far too many trinkets and flowers for the house.. but they are whopping £327 each with a shade included, and I wanted a pair as I get a queasy tummy if I don’t see symmetry! So, over £650 for two lamps, I just cannot justify it, especially with two teenage girls who have their mothers’ clothes shopping habits already! But the OKA lamps are so lovely with the weathered wood, and I liked the neutrality of them in case I feel like moving things around in the house at a later date, (which is a dead cert really). Here is the lamp:
So I started the usual trawling grounds; ebay, gumtree, local charity shops. Nothing that I liked, and certainly nothing that was a bargain if I started to count postage costs.
But then today by absolute FLUKE, I was passing a shop called The Range that I remembered had some lighting that was incredibly well priced, but with some occasional hidden gems that I think look very upmarket and well designed. So I popped in, rooted around and found this lamp: