Tuesday, December 3, 2019

It's the little things..........

At our last house our sofa was placed in the middle of the living room, and so my dh installed receptacles in the floor.  We have a similar layout in this house with the sofa, so again dh installed receptacles in the floor.

This may seem like a minor thing, but it makes such a difference, as now we can have table lamps on our end table's either side of the sofa.  There are two sockets in each receptacle and dh chose a brass finish but they do come in different finishes.

So the next plan of action was to find a couple of lamps for the end tables.  I didn't want to spend a small fortune, but do have to say I have expensive tastes and all the ones I liked we $200+ each.  Then there were many I liked but the shade wasn't right, or the base wasn't right, so after exhausting many options I finally found what I liked at Home Depot of all places.

This lamp comes in separate pieces, so you buy the base and the shade separately.

 The shade has a quilted look to me, or even fish scales.  It's an off white colour, but more white than ivory which is what a wanted and best of all it was only $25, you can see it here.
 The base is a metal one and I like how it isn't solid so doesn't look to heavy and clunky and  it was only $40, and you can see that here.
 They are a decent height and I am so pleased with them and they didn't break the bank.
We have bought a new sofa and our daughter took the old one on the weekend, and the new one doesn't come until Thursday so I will show it too you then. The living room is looking a bit strange without the sofa....

Today's Christmas music a classic song from my teens:


6 comments:

Elaine said...

I love this idea! I didn’t realize you could even do that! Lamps are lovely!

Winifred said...

Love the lamps Gill. The floor sockets are a really good idea with a hard floor but we'd have to cut holes in the carpets! Looking forward to seeing the settee.

Jenn Jilks said...

The texture on the lamp shade is interesting.
Good luck with the sofa!

Jackie said...

Great idea for the electric receptacles!!!

Love the lamps.

God bless.

Practical Parsimony said...

The shades look like smocking on little girl's dresses. I would miss my sofa!

William Kendall said...

I do like the lamps.