When I found these two lampshades at the thrift store for $5, I thought it was meant to be. I didn't really know what I wanted for bases - maybe a pop of color, maybe something with an interesting shape. When I saw these at Target, on sale for $19.99, I thought - yes, pretty good. I liked the color contrast and the curvy base with the barrel shade.
First sign things weren't going well...
The shade needs a harp to attach to the base. The base does not have a place for a harp to attach. I should have known then.
So out I go to Lowe's to purchase this handy-dandy item:
This just clips to the bulb, securing the shade without a harp. I was so excited - perfect console around the corner (well, not really, but a step in the right direction).
Does the shade look a little LARGE to you? Maybe it's just my imagination...
My lampshade is swallowing my lamp.
Well, I liked you, but I don't love you. Back you go.