It was one of these two blue lamps below, from a different post about lamps (yes, I do love my indoor lighting!):
We bumped the two tall lamps together and one of the shades broke. I actually kept using the lamp with the broken shade though. I figured that while it was in our bedroom, in a corner, the broken side could just be turned into the corner and nobody would be the wiser. And so it was, for the four years we lived at our last house.
However, once we moved to our current house, and I decided to move these lamps to the living room, my husband decided to inform me that my sneaky solution of hiding the broken part of the shade in the corner wasn't fooling tall people. I could never see it because I'm short, but apparently he's been able to see the broken shade the whole time, since he's tall enough to see over the top of the front of the shade!
Gee, thanks for finally telling me dude!
But luckily, we have a matching bedside table lamp that matches the two tall blue shaded lamps, and it just happens to have the exact same size of shade. So I switched out the broken shade, so we could have two tall lamps for our living room that wouldn't look all lame and broken to tall people.
(Yes, I still have the broken glass shade, currently living in a cabinet in our dining room. I'm hoping someday I magically come up with a way to fix it, although I'm doubtful. And yes, I also know this makes me a pack rat. No denial here!)
But then I still had the question of what to do with the shade-less bedside table lamp.
And during this last move, we also had another lamp casualty. One of our cheap-o IKEA lamps got the wires partially snapped near the top, where the light bulb screws in. You know the ones, these basic, college apartment staple, $7.99 lamps. We own like 5 or 6:
(Not the lamp's actual location, I just needed an empty wall for the pictures in this post!)
Well, I'm sure you've already guessed, but I took the white plastic shade from the snapped wire lamp, and put it on the shade-less bedside table lamp, for a little baby version of the tall IKEA lamp!
I just think it's so cute, it's like a little mini-me lamp!
Ok, I know they aren't perfectly identical; the metal finish and shape is a little different. But I'm sticking to my opinion that it's adorable!
Now, if we could just stop breaking lamps every time we move, that would be great. But at least this little guy's new shade is a lot harder to break, and it can go on to live a happy life next to our bed again!
Does anyone else have a problem with breaking things while moving? And who else finds this little mini-me lamp adorable? IKEA should totally start selling these. For like $2.99! :)