I replaced two of the lamps in the den recently. In picking out lamps, I looked at tons! Here are the ones I decided on. They don’t match, which as it turns out, I actually like!
Since I have two lamps-with similar finishes but very different price-points, I thought I’d do a little comparison.
One came from Target and one from eBay!
The Target lamps aren’t available online any more and are scarce in the stores, which is why I only have one of them. I hope they don’t plan on discontinuing them, ’cause they’re a great buy!
I got the other lamp online. I was looking for a wood lamp with a finish similar to the washed wood on the Target lamp. I found lots of whitewashed or washed wood lamps but they were all out of my price range. This Bassett lamp was listed in several places online for around $200.00, which was less than the other ones, but still more than I wanted to spend.
I didn’t give up though and guess what? After searching and searching…I found the Bassett lamp on EBay for $136.00!
It arrived in no time in perfect condition, in the unopened box!
The color was slightly darker than I wanted but the quality is great. It’s nice and heavy (have you ever had a floor lamp that was lightweight and shaky? I have and they drive me nuts!), and most of all I adore the shade!
The Target lamp is slightly shorter than the Bassett lamp and isn’t as heavy.
But I love the finish of the wood on the Target lamp…
All in all, I don’t think the Bassett lamp is worth twice as much as the one from Target! If I could have located 2 Target lamps, I would be very happy with two of the same…
When I asked Reba-the-Cat which one she likes best, she made it clear that she much prefers the more expensive lamp…isn’t that just like a kitteh?
No matter what Reba-the-Cat thinks I’m happy with both of them!
Sending love your way