A few years ago I saw a lamp that I really wanted on sale. The above Colette lamp from JCPenneys. However, I made roadblocks for myself;
Did I want one or two?
Could I justify buying two?
Would they go on sale further?
Which color did I want, orange, yellow, or green?
This went on until they went back to their original price, which I couldn't justify spending at the time. They never returned to a sale price and then sold out. I have regretted it every since.
Every lamp I've seen since (see above) has been $100 or more over their regular price, some even four times the price! Looking back, I most definitely should have bought it at either price.
The lamp would go next to the bed on a blue nightstand.
New situation: Target has a sale lamp in a similar shape, available in white with a black shade. To make this the lamp into one I would be happy with, I will need to change the shade and spray paint the lamp base. The price is $30.
The question is: should I? If not, will I regret this too?