Good luck with your quest. At the beginning of the pandemic, I made a list of items I wanted to upgrade in my house, and a floor lamp was the most problematic. I searched multiple websites for months, and even raised my budget to $500, with no luck. I finally found the perfect one 6 months later on the NextDoor app, and for only $50. I then paid another $50 for a new shade, but I now have something that I am happy with.
@sammydog01 Thanks - it is solid wood heavy AF. It was such a relief to stop the incessant searching after six months!
@tinamarie1974 I got mine at Target as well, kinda old but still goes with my current décor. If I replace the couch I might consider trying to reupholster the chair myself. Never attempted before, but this seems like the perfect chair to practice on due to its simple design.
@ChadP I have recently made 2 different desk lamps… I would be more than happy to create you one… lets just say I may or may not have a 7ft tall mannequin in my garage just waiting for the right level of inspiration
@metaphore I have Not lamps in 3 rooms here. Great lamp to just get the job done. Was in Ikea when they were on final clearance and bought one just to have around in a box, come in handy. The new ones have a much smaller dome and do not have the side lamp, which I actually like (even though doesn’t look as clean). Too bad Ikea always seems to get rid of anything I like.
@Raider it looked like there was a version of this new one with the side lamp too. Super lame that the new one has a smaller dome and probably isn’t as good. I’ve bought like 3 or 4 Not lamps over the years but ended up not taking any in a move last year and figured I would just pick a few new ones up later, but now it might not be worth going to ikea ever again.
@metaphore It seemed that every time I needed to throw a lamp somewhere I picked up another as looked good enough and worked well. Good to see that they added a side lamp option to the replacement. Looking through it’s possible they had the Hektogram on display with the clearance Not’s prior to others availability. (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/hektogram-floor-uplighter-with-light-bulb-black-white-90459428/) . Next time happen into an Ikea will try and check the new lamp out, run out of places for them but have family members moving into dorms in a year so good to know.
@Kidsandliz wow, I wonder if I bought that monkey one if it would actually look like a bad Photoshop of a lamp in person? Because there could be something to a lamp that could look like a bad Photoshop in real life. It might be worth $300.
@Kidsandliz no I’m serious. You think I was picking out good lamps and not “good” lamps? I’m just in awe that that site would try to pass that off as a $300 lamp. So I figured it must be a magic lamp that looks like a bad Photoshop, that’s the only way it’s worth that kind of dough in my book.
They did have some cool little robot guys with light bulb faces that sit on a shelf or desk on that site. As soon as I visited their site once, 70% of internet ads switched to showing them. So I’ll make sure to click if I’m not busy just to chuckle at the robots and increase their ad budget.