Sunday, March 16, 2008

Can I make it work?

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?

Help!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i say 'go for it'. the big advantage in getting the white/black lamps is that the body is white and you could always change (or modify) the shades to match whatever you like.

CQ in DC said...

go for it- you will always regret it otherwise...

iloveupstate.com said...

I think they also have that one in a silver/faux mercury glass. If you want 2 of the little blue ones I got recently (believe you commented on them), let me know and I'll measure them and could ship them via the wonders of paypal...

kay* said...

i think for $30 you should definitely give it a shot.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Before you make the leap consider the cost of the spray paint and anything else you need to repaint plus the new shades....

(They don't call me "The Voice of Frugal Reason" for nothing!)

Anonymous said...

What about these from Overstock.com?

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/South-Beach-Cherry-Red-Table-Lamps-Set-of-2/2663996/product.html

Ana said...

Just a heads up, Pottery Barn has their version on sale for $62.97.