Craigslist Score: MCM Lamps

I’m excited to show you guys how the living room is coming together, but I’m not quite happy with it yet. So instead I’ll show off this amazing pair of midcentury modern lamps (there’s two, only one pictured) I picked up via Craigslist last week.

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Don’t they have a great shape? They’re a little beat up – some wear and tear on the brass and what looks like paint specks on parts of the shade – but I couldn’t resist for a mere $20. Yes, that $20 total. For both. Can you believe it? The guy I bought them from said his ex-girlfriend was a set designer so she used to come home with all kinds of things. I feel I came out on top in that relationship. I love how the bottom part lights up too.

Remember the lamps I bought last year for the living room? (Click here for a refresher.) I’m moving those into the bedroom. Now if only I had nightstands to put them on…


And the design gods said…

LET THERE BE LIGHT! My lamps finally came in, and it’s glorious having something besides harsh overhead lighting again. At first I wasn’t sure I actually liked the pair (maybe because a certain someone said they look like fancy bongs…) , but they’ve grown on me, and I really like the white bases next to the dark gray couch. I didn’t want anything metal or glass because I thought it’d be too matchy-matchy with my end tables, but I love the vintage appeal of these.

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