Product Type: Dunelm home lighting
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Crackle Glass Lamp
Member Name: suziedre
Crackle Glass Lamp
Advantages: Cheap, looks good
Disadvantages: Shade could be nicer
I ordered this Crackle Glass Lamp off the Dunelm Mill website for my bedroom when I first moved into my house. I had a similar lamp in purple downstairs that I loved, so I couldn't resist getting another.
Because I got this delivered, it came in a cardboard box but as far as I am aware, this does not come in any packaging if you buy it in store.
This lamp is 38cm high, with a black faux silk (ie. polyester) shade and a rounded base that is made from hundreds of little bits of glass, giving a 'crackled' look. The lamp comes without a bulb, and uses 60w bulbs (screw in bulbs are not suitable).
LOOK AND FEEL
I love the look of this lamp. The black shade, being made from polyester, perhaps doesn't look like faux silk as Dunelm claim, but I think for the price this is acceptable.
I really like the crackled glass effect - it was the main reason I bought the lamp. I do think the tiny little bits of shattered glass feel weird to the touch, and when I hold it, you do think that it could cut you but in reality this isn't the case. All the bits of glass are well secured/glued on, and I have no concerns that bits of glass will come off whatsoever.
What I love about the glass is that if sunlight is coming in through my bedroom window, it reflects off the glass, and creates pretty patterns on the wall. I am sure that wasn't the intent of the glass base, but it's a nice bonus!
I have found that the dust gathers on the shade rather easily, but I give it a wipe over with a slightly damp cloth every week or so, and this helps to keep the shade looking as best it can.
The base keeps looking shiny and pristine if you run a cloth with some polish on it over it every so often.
Like I said, I have this lamp in my bedroom. It sits on top of my chest of drawers and it's the first thing I notice when I walk into the room every day. I think it looks very striking, and it would look good in living rooms as well as bedrooms in my opinion.
This looks as good as it did the day I bought it, and unless I dramatically alter the colour scheme in my bedroom, I can see me keeping this lamp for a very long time.
This cost £19.99 which I think is great considering that the base is made of glass. As mentioned before, I have a similar lamp in purple which sits in my living room. I bought that lamp from Next and it was around £40. The only real difference I have found with the Next lamp is that the shade is made from a much nicer, shinier material. It annoys me now that I spent so much on the Next lamp considering this one from Dunelm is pretty much as good for half the price.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
I would, yes. If it broke I would probably go and get another one. If my bedroom was bigger and had more furniture, I'd probably have 2 in there instead of just one. I would recommend this lamp for someone who wants something a little different, or who likes all things sparkly.
Summary: A beautiful looking lamp with a crackled glass base
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