We needed a floor lamp with my boyfriend but we did not really like what we could find in the shops. They either looked cheap or too impersonal - or were just over the budget we would use for this purpose.
Fortunately, I happened to find a nice, old stand in a second hand shop. I fell in love with the lion paw legs. Though golden is not my favourite colour, I found it charming, anyway. We just had to find a matching shade.
We held a brainstorming and picked the idea of the waste paper basket. We bought a classic metal grid basket in an office supply shop. He bought an aluminium stick and bended it, so it could hold the basket. I coloured both the basket and the stick golden.
The lamp got our personal touch and it gives a lovely light, too.