Monday

Yet another light...

You all are probably getting tired of all my light makeovers, I don't know what it is I just have a thing for lights. Anyways, I was just getting tired of the light in our office. It's been there for a while, well maybe only a year but that's a while for me :) and I only spent a couple dollars on it so I didn't feel so bad about trading it out. I'm sure I'll find another way to repurpose it. I ran across this lovely lamp for $1.99 at the Goodwill and I just loved the shape and style of it. So, I got out my trusty white spraypaint and turned it into something new. The lampshade was also a Goodwill find, for $2.99. So for about $5, I have a lovely new lamp for our office. I'm always amazed at what a difference a little spraypaint makes!

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11 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

It is amazing what a coat of white paint will do! I would never look twice at the lamp in that Orange colour but the end result in white, I like a lot! Well done! xx

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

this is too cute to be believed!!

(and for the record, i am forbidden to even LOOK at lamps in thrift stores. i have purchased too many!)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

White makes everything right!

Elle said...

Gorgeous.... I love all of your makeovers... and I love, love that lamp!

and I love your curtains... they are stunning!

The Ballard Family said...

My goodwill NEVER has any cute lampshades! Just the old ugly ones. Your lamp is sooo pretty!

Pudel-design said...

Amazing!;)

Check this out, you are not alone, im obsessed with lamps too;)

http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy_28.html

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

Who can pass on a great lamp?

Mrs. DeVore said...

thank you all for your lovely comments! Glad to know I am not alone in my obsession with lighting :)

vlarge2 said...

Good looking lamp but oh....that drapery fabric is to die for.

Rebekah said...

seriously, what's your secret to finding such cheap finds in the thrift store? I scour them, and did just find one I'm going to spray paint, but it's not my favorite - but got it for $3.50. Most of them, even the old "ugly" ones that I could fix up with a new shade, paint, etc are around $25 at goodwill!!! I need to know the secret!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! The drapery fabric was actually on the remnants table at Hancock Fabrics for 50% off! I was super excited to find it. Here's the link to my full post about them if you are intersted

http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2010/01/new-curtains.html

Rebekah, I wish I could tell you there was a secret. I just check them frequently (about three times a week) and I know certain ones are better than others. There's a couple different locations near me and I know some have much better prices than others, I guess it just depends on who does the pricing. Usually the things I'm drawn to need some definite TLC so that probably helps with the prices too. Hope you find some great deals soon!

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