Besides the dining room light and the lamp by the door, my desk area was seriously lacking lighting. I was left squinting at my laptop (which did my eyes no favors) after 5 pm because it gets dark here so quickly.
I had an old desk lamp that I used to have in my old bedroom at home but it is desperately boring and unstylish.
|Boooring. And I hated the shade.|
Frustrated, I was going to return the shade but I had lost my receipt. Oh well, guess it was time to buy a lamp base too. Might as well since I was stuck with the shade. The base was $10.85 so I guess roughly $18 isn't too bad for the lamp.
And yes, this is probably the most boring, blank and uber-unfantastic lamp the world has ever seen. But... I have big plans for it. I... uh... just have to figure out what that is. I keep bouncing between leaving the base white and doing something with the shade only to revamping and customizing the entire thing. I'd love to do a geometric pattern on the shade but I don't want it to clash with the chair cushion (diamonds), the pillows on the couch (circles), and the bold stripes of the curtains. We'll see what I come up with... but until then I'll be writing away at my desk (and I'll pretend right now that I'm not typing this from bed... what?! It's coooold in here!).