So, I scrapped the idea for the floor lamp, but I did decide on a side-table-with-lamp combo. We desperately need additional light in our living room, but something that is softer and more balanced. So off we go! Look for Less: Side Table edition.
I was inspired by a layout I saw in this month’s Real Simple Magazine (page 178- “Finish My Room”). Sorry, I don’t have an image to show you, but the photo included two side tables from West Elm, as seen below:
I like the idea of it, but I prefer an all metal look, so I got to perusing the ol’ interwebs. And I found this:
Pretty, no? But I don’t think $200 for a side table is in the budget. Luckily, I found this:
Not too shabby, right? I mean, it isn’t as elegant as the Crate and Barrel version, but let’s face it, neither am I. And I could consider spray painting it an oil-rubbed bronze to match the knobs on our tv unit. Done and done! Now, I just gotta find the right lamp….any suggestions?