My mom's been spending the night more often since she started visiting my chiropractor in town, and she's blind. Or rather, she doesn't know exactly where everything is in my house, and stumbles around a bit in the dark when she spends the night. I keep my house pretty dark at night, because I can't fall asleep if there's basically any light anywhere. So I decided that the guest room needed a nightstand and a lamp.
I went to my parents' house a few weeks ago, and on my way, I noticed that their neighbors had thrown out a perfectly good kitchen chair. Ok, so the legs were broken, and it was kind of beat up, but other than that it was just fine. So I ripped the legs off (by hand) and painted it green.
I went a thriftin' and found a very cheap hideous wooden lamp.
This got a coat of yellow paint and a hand me down shade.
To mount the chair, I got some brackets and attached them to the wall.
There ya go Mom. Now all it needs is an alarm clock.