Secret Obsession

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Hi There,

Sorry I was MIA last week, I had finals at school, but I’m back now and ready to talk about my favorite things!

I wanted to share a secret about myself with you today. No one knows this about me, except for you. Some girls love shoes and have closets full of them. Some have handbags/purses/pocketbooks for every single occasion imaginable. Although I do love shoes and purses, I adore something else so much more. I am in love so hard with sconces and lamps. You might laugh but I seriously have a problem. Like 80-90% of the time when I walk into a store that has lighting I find something I have to take home. I’m getting limited on space though, so sometimes, I’ll buy a pair of lamps that I fell in love with at the store only to have to take them back again a few days later. I’m instantly smitten with all different kinds of lamps, it doesn’t matter the style or the decade they are from. They add that extra glitter to a room and instantly provide a cozy little reading nook to escape with your book boyfriend or dream of beautiful houses and places.

Here are a few of the sconces I have, it’s an addiction, and I admit I have a problem, but I don’t know if I want help.

In the extra bedroom…

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

In my bedroom…

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

I got both of the sconces above from Home Depot when I was first starting on my lamp love affair. I might switch them out for ones that I like better at some point. But, don’t overlook the Home Depot when it comes to lighting. They are starting to stock some cute and fashionable options, for pretty great prices. I think the ones above were $40 a piece. They come with directions, and all the hardware you need (except the screwdriver). You just put them together and screw them into the wall.

In the kitchen…

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

Those are my favorites. Ugh, I die. I got them from Restoration Hardware a while ago at a 30% off sale. They seem to be having sales quite frequently now. I love so many of their sconces. I don’t know where I would put them though. I don’t want my house to feel like a lighting store. Well, that would be kind of cool actually.

I’ve had my eye on this one for a while now. I know all the bloggers and designers have been using these recently but I can’t help myself. I’m swimming with the crowd on this one.

I got a pair of vintage lamps at a consignment store a couple months ago. They don’t really go with the rest of my decor, but I had to have them as soon as I saw them. They need some work, new shades and a little polish. But they are beautiful to me. (They are not going to live where I put them in these pictures, but the light was good in this room when I was snapping their closeups.)

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

I have an ultra modern, mirrored one in the office…

Obsessed: Sconces and Lamps startwithfourwalls.com

Wouldn’t that one look amazing with a geode finial like these?

 

My new found lighting love is picture lighting, like this. I don’t have any yet, but I dream of them. Obviously, I would hang it above a picture that’s a bit more “me” than a vintage pic of a men’s sporting team.

People hang them over bookshelves, in closets, and even above bathroom vanities. Kate from Centsational Girl did a pretty extensive Ikea hack with a couple of Billy bookcases and some picture lights.

I could go on and on, but now it’s your turn. I doubt you are as obsessed with lighting as I am, so now tell me what your obsession is!

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