HOUSE: Newburgh + Scavenging

New shade, old lamp.

The cute teak lamp I picked up a couple of months ago finally has a new, more appropriately-scaled shade. It’s a SKIMRA shade from IKEA ($8!). I love this series of shades (they can but used on a lamp or a hanging pendant)—it’s hard to tell in the photo, but the black shade has a wide band of dark gray at the bottom. A very subtle but special detail. The shade is 16″ tall, nearly the same height as the lamp base itself.

The lamp has also been moved to a previously empty nook in the living room that desperately needed a bit of lighting, and it makes its home on top of my DIY tray table.

This entire corner brought to you by two $20 bills!

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8 Comments

  • Reply joanna goddard February 4, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    oh my god, this is amazing! i am so jealous:)

  • Reply lindsay February 4, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Love the table you put together. Fab lamp as well. 🙂

  • Reply Aimee February 4, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Very nice! What a cute lamp, and that shade goes with it perfectly.

  • Reply DawnMarie February 4, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Fab, as always!

  • Reply Mitzi February 5, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! Great choice to go with the scale of the lamp, it adds mad drama! 😉

  • Reply nina February 5, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    It looks very good, though I already liked the lamp with the old lampshade. I also like the industrial look of your radiator, very beautiful and a nice contrast with the subtle look of the lamp and table.

  • Reply stef February 9, 2008 at 1:54 am

    i have that very same pot from ikea – the smaller version with the same rubber plant in it. 🙂

    and i really like the new lamp.

  • Reply Lilla My February 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    It looks great and I´m so amazed about your teaklamp.I wan´t to have one too….Do you have one left ;)?Have a good day

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