Monday, May 24, 2010

Lamp Envy

I found the most fabulous Jonathan Adler lamp for Parker's room that I simply do not want to live without...






...but I will.  The $395 price tag is mystifying and appalling all at the same time.  I haven't spent $400 on a lamp anywhere in my home let alone an infant's room!  The lamp really is fabulous (I heart giraffes) but I couldn't even consider it (can we say STROLLER?).  Instead Coco and I came up with a way to repurpose a lamp we already had.  




We scoured the toy aisles of our neighborhood Target for an appropriate "filler" for this glass lamp that used to hold golf balls and golf tees in our "office".  Coco spied these wooden blocks for $15 and we knew it would be perfect.  I love the way it turned out and it only took Coco 10 minutes to do the switcheroo.  So, until we win the lottery I will stick with our repurposed cutie patootie lamp but I will definitely dream of the gorgeous, childlike yet sophisticated JA giraffe one!

3 comments:

Channa said...

Honestly I like the repurposed lamp better! I saw the other one used in a baby room and while it is cute, it is so dated by a timeline.
The one y'all did can be reused for years to come, as he grows older you can fill it with items specific for that period in his life, little race cars, mini-footballs or soccer balls, etc..

Monogramchick said...

way to go "sparkles"! xoxo

Anne said...

You did a great job! Looks fabulous... So sorry you're on bedrest but hope you're hanging in there!