Sometimes we just need an easy fix. And I needed one to raise the height of a floor lamp I wanted to use.
We completed our DIY renovation, converting our formerly unused dining room into a regularly used keeping room. You can go back and find out details on the renovation and the full reveal here:
By the time we were done, I was excited about decorating. And I needed an easy way to raise the height of a floor lamp I wanted to use.
I NEEDED TWO TALL ITEMS, A FLOOR LAMP AND A CLOCK, TO APPEAR SYMMETRICAL
When you looked into the room you saw a floor lamp and our tall, grandfather clock along the same wall. Since they were placed on either side of the sideboard, they needed to appear symmetrical.
Because they weren’t similar in height, it was throwing the look all off.
SINCE I COULDN’T LOWER THE HEIGHT OF THE CLOCK, I NEEDED TO RAISE THE HEIGHT OF THE LAMP
Initially, I had purchased an old suitcase to put the lamp on, but that didn’t work. First, the suitcase wasn’t sturdy enough, the lamp wobbled. Secondly, the suitcase took up too much space at the base of the lamp so it didn’t look good at all. And lastly, it didn’t raise the lamp to the height I wanted.
I tried using books to raise the lamp. I have tons of books, including large ones. But you noticed the books on the floor, and it just looked stupid.
So, after measuring and determining how much height I needed to add, we used old scrap wood to build a box just wide enough to place the base of the lamp on. I stained it to blend in with the floor and furniture using product I already had.
IT’S TUCKED BEHIND A CHAIR AND UNLESS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IT, YOU DON’T EVEN NOTICE IT.
That’s less time than it would have taken me to try and find something online, plus it didn’t cost anything.
But most importantly, it worked perfectly.
Sometimes, the easiest fix is also the best =)
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