Remember when I posted that I wanted to find an arc lamp that didn’t cost an arm and a leg for the den? Well, wouldn’t you know the same afternoon that post published I found the perfect lamp for $120! Please note that I still had $128 left after selling off the old den furniture so, really, it was free. At least that’s what I told my husband when I showed up with it in the truck of my SUV one night. ;)
Either way, it retails for $420 (currently on sale!) so I feel like I got a great deal — Craigslist of course.
It took us a while to get it assembled and it’s still not perfect, but at least it’s up.
At full extension the arc gets long and low. The globe will reach all the way to the couch and all but touch that pillow there on the end like this one (source).
That wasn’t really the look we were going for. This room is just not big enough for that and we’d like to sit on our couch without getting physically attacked by the lighting source. After futzing with it for a while we finagled it into this most upright position. Better. Ish.
For a few anxious minutes we thought that full extension was the only setting it had and, if so, we figured it might be better suited for the living room. So we hauled it in there and set it up behind the couch. It’s heavy! It looked pretty awesome in there, but an electrical source would have been an issue. We would have had to run a cord somewhere and neither of us were on board with that. So I guess it was lucky that we figured out that it could telescope in. I wish I’d remembered to take a photo of it in the living room, but as you can imagine, tensions were … high.
I was holding off on posting this on the blog just yet because in my opinion the lamp is now too upright and has lost some of it’s arc-ness, if you will. I wanted to play with the telescoping some more before debuting it, but well, you know how that goes. We’ll get to it when we get to it.
We may have to play around with the furniture placement or something. Sigh. At least we’ve got a cool lamp!