Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NYR#15, Swing Arm Lamp Installation

Although I love many aspects of our bedroom, the lighting on our bedside tables has never been one of them.
I've always wanted a pair of swing arm lamps, but I could never find any I liked that were cheaper than $75.00 each and I wasn't willing to spend that much money.
But I kept looking because the state of our bedside tables kept bugging me. What? You don't think they looked that bad? Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Fix was reading by the light of a clip-on lamp he bought before he knew me.
And I kept a weak spotlight and a travel reading lamp on my side to help illuminate my late-night reading.
Then, last week, my husband (Thank you thank you thank you honey!) found the most wonderfully perfect swing arm lamps at HOME DEPOT for $35.00 each!
They are the perfect size, shape, color, etc. for our room.
By the way, I have listed this post as an NYR because I installed them all by myself.
After I hung them, I stood and looked at them for a good 5 minutes straight. Since then I've been walking around with a goofy grin on my face. I just can't help it.
My name is Rachel. And I'm addicted to my new swing-arm lamps.


suburban farm said...

Wow, those really make the room come together.

ChrisandMissy said...

Fantastic! They are a *touch* more classier... and I can't believe you installed them yourself.

Fix said...

That last picture looks splendid. I wonder who lives in that room?

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Maryann said...

You wouldn't happen to remember the brand of those great lamps? They look fabulous and I've been going crazy looking for a swing arm with a drum shade!!

Misty said...

this is exactly how i feel about our new dining room chairs! lol