In addition to that they were a sheer cream and not what I had in mind for our bedroom. The first problem that I ran into however is that I could not find the thin plastic material that lines the inside of lamp shades anywhere! I looked online, I looked at craft stores and I called lighting stores. The consensus was that I would have to send the shades out to have the thin plastic stuff added. I absolutely refused to do that given that I only paid $4.99 for the entire lamp! So my next option was to nix the thin plastic and just use fabric. After all there are many lamps that don't use that thin plastic stuff at all.
Having seen a lot of black and white shades on other lamps that I loved and refused to pay for, I knew just the fabric that I wanted. So I headed to Jo-Ann's Fabric with my trusty 50% coupon which always proves to be pointless, does anybody else have this problem? You walk into the store prepared to use the coupon but of course you can't because they put everything on sale for less than the coupon and you can't use your coupon on sale items. I really think Jo-Ann's is shady on that front. They send you a 50% coupon to get you in the store and then they have all of the items that you need on sale for 30% off, which of course means you can't use your 50% off coupon. I literally roamed the store looking for anything worth owning that I could use my coupon for...you know what I ended up getting? A glue gun. You know how much I saved? $1.50. I highly dislike Jo-Ann's for that, they aren't fooling anybody with their shady business practices. I let the checkout guy know (just to vent a bit) that I was on to them and that it's much easier to shop at Hobby Lobby for fabric. I told him that Hobby Lobby is so easy to follow, if it's not on sale this week, it's on sale next week. They don't play the coupon games. He agreed! My mother gave me a great suggestion, she said next time that I'm in that dilemma that I should by a book on decor/crafting etc. I will definitely do that next time.
Anyway, so I bought some fabric that I loved for 30% off.
Now I would call that a great success. Though I had to say goodbye to the beautiful blue, I got the look that I wanted for our bedroom. We both love the new lamps! Yay to me!!!!
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