Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What was once a hardware store...

So it has been a long time since I posted anything. Lots has changed. New apartment, new jobs, new city... But before we cover that...

Has anyone else looked at some of the the home decor lines that Canadian Tire carries now (e.g., Canvas, Globe, etc.)? They are really impressive and the prices are exactly what you would expect from CT i.e., reasonable!

Just to give you an idea, I bought a floor lamp very similar to this one on Saturday.

This version is $329 at West Elm. Don't get me wrong- it is a beautiful lamp, but that price is kind of steep. Enter CT and the Canvas Quinn floor lamp...

This lamp is $129.99 regular price but (in true CT way) it is on sale regularly for $97.49. Which is what I paid. And, from what I can tell, the line is good quality.

The icing on the cake- CT also carries "retro" light bulbs.

Since the bulb of this lamp is exposed and it is a lamp that is not used all the time, I thought it would be nice to have something unique in it. 

I found this version of a vintage tube filament bulb at Restoration Hardware for $13 (after conversion from US to CAD).

This is the version I found at CT. The Globe retro tube filament bulb ($6.99). Same look- half the price. For a total of under $105 (versus just under $350) I got exactly what I was looking for.