Ever since I started working on my daughters' pink room, I've had a vision for the lamps loosely based on this photo. (I can't find the source, but I think it's from Pottery Barn Kids or Rosenberry Rooms a couple of years ago???)
Being on a small decorating budget, I knew I couldn't afford the real deal. So I've been on the lookout for like items that I could magically transform into a dream replica.
I found some great candlestick lampstands at Walmart or Target awhile back on clearance. I think I got them both for about $10 total. The lampshades were purchased on a separate trip but in a similar circumstance for $8 or $9 each.
Then I was on an arduous search for the perfect roses. They had to be the right size - not too big & not too small. They had to be the right shade of pink. And they had to be less than $1 per flower, because I needed a lot of them! If they cost more than the catalog version, what would be the point?
My favorites were the ones at Hobby Lobby, but they were a bit pricey at nearly $2 each. Finally, I decided to bite the bullet and buy them during a 50% off discount period, so I took my toddler and headed off to pick my prize roses. As I was pulling out the stems, she grabbed a bright pink Gerber daisy from the adjacent bin and said,
"Mommy, I LOVE THESE!"
"More than these?" I asked, holding up my dream flower.
"YES!! Can we PLEASE get these?"
So here they are. The new DAISY lampshades (yep, I'm spoiling my child). The pink is entirely wrong, but I do like daises. Plus they were only $7.99 for a stem of 12, so maybe I'll trade out for roses in a few years.
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