So we’re living in a corporate apartment here in Little Rock and they furnished the apartment for us. The lamps that were brought in are, in a word, extra ugly.
Okay, two words, but they really are extra ugly. And they are not color coordinated. With my personal motto being “color coordination is everything” the lamps could not be allowed to remain.
I spent so much money just outfitting the kitchen with glasses, pans, dishes, etc. that I balked when I saw the price for new lamps. Do you know they don’t sell them all together? You buy the lamp base and then the shade separately.
I guess it’s been a long time since I’ve bought a lamp.
Anyway, I decided I was going to check out the Goodwill. I had seen a big store when we were out to dinner one night.
I found two lamps.
For some reason the gal who checked me out told me she was going to give me 85% off of Uglier. I felt kinda bad for him but who am I to argue with an 85% discount? Besides, I was going to make him gorgeous.
So I paid $6.50 for my two lamps.
Then I headed to Hobby Lobby and got some paint and Wal-Mart to get lampshades and the hardware to attach them to the lamp.
I started painting Uglier and look!
He looked like a gorgeous chocolate fountain. Yummy!
Once he was dry, he still looked gorgeous but not so much like a chocolate fountain. Doesn’t he look great by our bed?
Next I had to paint Ugly. He was going to remain in the living room with the black and tan furniture. I’ll never understand why they put a green lamp in here.
Anyway, I think he turned out beautiful, too.
Now our house is color coordinated and we can sleep nights. Ahhhhh.