I went shopping today. I had a long list of things I needed - none of which was furniture - but I was distracted. I turned a corner between sensible and practical... somehow veered off course, and came across this little beauty. 40% percent off.
Pretty close colour match, eh? Truth is, I'm a wee bit torn if the painted pattern on it is too much, but I'm leaning towards thinking it's on the right side of the tacky line. (Please tell me if you disagree!)
Then, as I was making my triumphant exit with the new bedside table, I stumbled upon this hot little number. In the clearance section. For $30.
Before you start asking yourself what's so special about that lamp, I'll show you my dining room fixture:
It's like they were made for each other. Until now, I've wondered if the dining room fixture works. It goes really well with the chairs, but all the other fixtures in the area are chrome. Having them both in the area (kitchen/dining/living/great room) helps pull things together and make it look like it belongs there.