I just realized I have been doing a lot of posts on lighting recently, but I think lighting makes all the difference in a room. It's crazy how these lamps came together. I found these two glass vase-like things at the Goodwill for $2.99. They definitly caught my eye and the fact that they were a pair was even better! I'm really not sure what they are, but would love to find out. Any ideas? They have a fairly large whole in the bottom and a smaller opening at the top. I started thinking about all the wonderful things I could do with them and decided they would make nice lamps for our master bedroom.
I had to come up with a way to elevate the base so that the cord wouldn't cause them to sit unevenly. So, I found these two candlesticks at the Goodwill for $1.99 (they were actually at two different Goodwills, believe it or not) I unscrewed the candlestick, leaving only the base. The base had nice feet on the corners leaving an open space on the bottom of it, just what I needed! Then, I primed it (to make sure the paint would adhere) and sprayed it with Valspar Gloss Gray Spraypaint.
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the next thing I bought because I totally forgot to take one. Instead of purchasing a light kit from Lowe's for about $10 I chose to take the cheaper route and buy a couple of lamps from the Goodwill for a couple dollars. I plugged them in and asked for a lightbulb to test them out with to make sure everything was in good working order before I bought them. This step saved me over $15! If you want your cords to match you can actually buy just the cord at Lowe's for about $5. However, I decided to be