While rummaging through the local re-use it center, I came across a tri-light lamp base with a harp. No lampshade, just the base. It was cut glass with a brass look base. There is no cost for anything at this center so I brought it home and didn't photograph it.
I spray painted the base antique white and it sat for 2 years in a closet because I couldn't find a lampshade that I liked. And I still didn't photograph it.
After I finished decorating my bedroom in a cottagey, shabby chic look I realized my old lamps weren't going to work in the space. I put a pretty pewter lamp with a linen lampshade on one night stand, but what to do with the other??
I suddenly remembered that lamp which was now out in the shed ready for my garage sale! But what to do for a lampshade? I had a quick look around the house. I decided to use an Ikea lampshade that is a white background with blue flowers on it that I LOVE. Here it is on the original lamp base from Ikea:
Ikea lampshades, however, are not made for harps - what to do??? I found a plastic piece in a drawer that is supposed to be used in a patio umbrella stand. I got it out and it fit over the lamp socket perfectly! With the wider edge, I was able to set the lampshade on the lamp.
Shabby chic lamp for my new bedroom decor:
Boy am I glad I still had this lamp!! Isn't finding stuff for free just so much fun?!
Have a happy day!