A piece of real furniture

October 27, 2021


Back in the summer, Brad bought a lamp for his room. I don’t know if you remember, but I repainted his room gray and tried to streamline the room a bit. For end tables, I just plonked down some outdoor folding tables and put a little LED lamp on it for reading. Very ‘college student chic’.

Well, Brad’s lamp – which you will see in a bit – required something far more sturdy that that weenie table. Lloyd and I have been looking for something for a fair bit, but we had some requirements. It should be rectangular, and preferably with a shelf for tissues and cell phones and the like. I saw something in a thrift store a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t speak to Lloyd.

I was looking at Facebook this weekend, and a guy in Lincoln was selling a mid-century modern table for $35. I showed it to Lloyd and he was game to get it. I was the first of 8 people in line for this table, and no wonder. Here’s what its twin is going for on a website: $245

Ours is not as red, and has cat troubles.

Once in its proper place and de-catted, it holds the lamp beautifully!

There’s a story behind that lamp, but that’s for another day. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “A piece of real furniture”

  1. Lloyd Said on:

    That is some lamp.


  2. Brad Said on:

    So. So. Beautiful….

    I love it!


  3. Jill Said on:

    Wow. Clearly I need to step up my lamp game.


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