Monday, this lamp caught my eye. One of my collegues was selling it for five dollars. My classroom has several pieces decoupaged with nesting dolls fabric. I bought the lamp, broke out the Modpodge and created this:
When I put it on my desk at work, though, it was entirely too small. It was about half the size of the desk lamp I already had. I ended up placing it on a desk near the back of the classroom. It wasn’t as close as I wanted it to me, but I didn’t have an outlet available to set it on the bookshelf near my desk or my filing cabinet.
Now I needed a new lampshade for the bigger lamp.
After a lot of online searching, I found a light gray one at Target. I ordered it and had it sent to the store. For thirteen dollars, I had a cute lampshade. I thought about decoupaging it with the dolls, but decided against it. I wasn’t sure that the texture of the lamp would look as good with Modpodge all over it. I brought it to school and switched the lampshades out. It was not as cute of a combo as I had hoped.
I needed a new lamp base.
I searched online at JC Penny’s and Kohls since I have giftcards to both. There were not any bases I wanted that were cheaper than the amount of my giftcards. After lunch with a friend today, I scoured stores in person, and found the perfect wooden teal lamp base at Walmart for $11.97.
Total cost of spontaneous purchase of a $5 lamp: $29 and change.
Now to find $100 for stool I saw for behind my podium at school.