(Actually it can even go longer than this picture, but "Almost Longest" wouldn't make a very good caption.)
Oh, I love it! But I don't love that it cost twice the price of what I wanted to spend. And I don't like that there is no contemporary example of one of these scissor arm lamps for under $160. Umm. . . it's a lamp. It's doesn't even have a pole--you just screw it into the wall--so what costs $160 about it? So I'm going vintage and buying used on ebay. (I still want one more--"his" and "hers".)
But here's my real question: Should I leave it like it is or rewire it with a different lamp shade on it? I've collected a few examples on my Steampunk Home Pinterest board. My favorite is the $425 example--but that's totally not happening. The thing is that if I'm buying the lamps separately then they may not be very matchy--so is that a good thing in a steampunk room, or should I alter the shade so I can do them both the same?
I'd love input.