I love gourd lamps. I do not love gourd lamp prices. Thankfully, there are now lots of wonderful, colorful gourd lamp options that won’t break the bank. The one I have to share with you today might be the most affordable of them all.
Meet my new studio lamp.
The blue Ikat lampshade came with an incredible glass cylinder lamp base, that sadly broke in storage while we were finishing the basement. When I shared the tri-color dresser makeover, I borrowed a turquoise lamp base from the guest room. The color was perfect, but I felt the lamp base was a little too tall.
I have looked high and low for a lamp base replacement. Since I only paid an amazing $22 for the original lamp base and shade, I was fixated on finding a super-affordable base replacement. On a recent trip to Lowes for other supplies, I found myself in the lighting aisles. They have a pretty good selection of mix and match lamp shades and bases. We have one of their silver genie lamps with black shade in our bedroom.
I was shocked when I saw the price on this turquoise gourd lamp. I might have rubbed my eyes in disbelief. I surely double-checked the product name on the shelf label to make sure they were one in the same. My new gourd lamp base was about $22! I don’t believe I have ever seen a gourd lamp base for that price. It went straight into my cart.
I like the height of this lamp base much better atop the tri-color dresser. I originally thought I might spray paint the nickel base for more of a brass look, but I think I am going to stick with the nickel. Although I have brass accents in the room on the dresser pulls, the brass stencils, and the nailhead on the pin board, I also have nickel accents. The curtain rod is a nickel finish. The utensil holders on the blue wall are still galvanized steel. So, I am embracing the mixed metals look.