Our mantra for things we buy for the apartment is functional and inexpensive since it's only temporary, which means Ikea is usually the best bet. We came across the Januari floor lamp for a whopping $16.99. I believe it also comes in black and an ugly greeny-brass color.
I wasn't digging any of the colors, but I knew it wasn't anything a little spray paint couldn't fix. So we picked up the white one along with some spray paint. For reference, I ended up using the one on right, which was called "Brass." Thankfully, unlike the Ikea brass, it didn't have gross green undertones. The gold was pretty, but just too bright and gold (go figure).
After some quick spray painting at my mom's house (since we don't have a great place to paint here at the apartment), the lamp looks 20 times better. The shade is also from Ikea.
Easy peasy! The brass is much better than the white would have been. And depending on where it goes in the new house, I know it can be easily spray painted again. I'll be back with some more great finds from Ikea that seem to have been made for our apartment!
Hope y'all had a great weekend. We had absolutely beautiful weather here -- I almost felt like we were in San Diego. We looked at a couple of houses, but nothing we fell in love with. The hunt continues!