Thursday

A New Thrifted Lamp

I always find it hard to pass up a good lamp when I see one at a thrift store.  Especially when it's only $3.99 and has a lucite base.  There's just something about lucite/acrylic that draws me in.  The pretty gourd shape was a nice bonus too.  


It sort of reminded me of this gorgeous brushstroke lamp from Jana Bek Designs.


(please pin from original source found here)

I liked the original navy finish on the lamp I found, but it was peeling off in spots.  The odd thing was, when I started peeling the price stickers off, huge sheets of the paint came off with it and revealed a pretty, creamy finish.  So I threw my original plans to paint it out the window and decided to just keep peeling the rest of the paint off.  I used a few pieces of duct tape to peel it off and it worked great.



I recently found this little dish at Goodwill too and just loved something about it.




If you'd like to see my DIY brush stroke lamp, inspired by Jana's beauties, check out the post here.


I still may add a few brushstrokes to my thrifted find, but I haven't decided yet.  I'm thinking a deep shade of green might be pretty!  Also, we got our rug in yesterday and it's a perfect fit!  I'll be sharing soon!

30 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh my gosh get out. Lucky steal for $3.99 and that you were able to peel the finish off to reveal this shiny gorgeousness is just amazing

Bethany DeVore said...

Stop it! Now i'm feeling the itch to find a thrifty treasure!! Love it and am loving how the living room is coming together!

Bethany DeVore said...

It looks awesome, amazing score! & thank you so much for the shout out! Xxx jana

Bethany DeVore said...

I love the lamp just as it is! I actually have one that is similar that was part of a matching pair. Lamp #2 died in a pillow fight incident:(

Bethany DeVore said...

Wow!! So beautiful! I absolutely love it as is, but I'm sure it would look amazing painted too. Everything is coming together beautifully. xox

Bethany DeVore said...

So is that called a make-under? ;) I can't believe that was painted over, the navy finish looked factory! The cream and lucite is gorgeous, and I can't believe the steal you got! Pretty corner!

Bethany DeVore said...

what a lucky and perfect find!!!!!

Bethany DeVore said...

What a lucky find! The cream color looks great.

Bethany DeVore said...

What a find! Great shape and I love that lucite base. I am so lazy about thrifting - no Goodwill close to my house and unfortunately lots of expensive antiques stores. I really need to hunt down some good spots to frequent!

Bethany DeVore said...

Love the cream and the lucite base. How gorgeous is that.

Bethany DeVore said...

Love how the lamp turned out! So annoying that the blue was peeling off, but it turned out beautiful!

Bethany DeVore said...

So gorgeous! What a great find!

Bethany DeVore said...

How lucky was that to have the cream underneath?! I love how you transformed the lamp from your in-laws! I'm planning some brushstroke art of my own. :)

Bethany DeVore said...

great find! i love the creamy color. and, i love how you styled that little table. so pretty!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! Trader Joe's flowers always make things better! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

I know! I couldn't believe it was covered up!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Shannon! I was pretty excited to come across it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Claire! It was kind of annoying, but I think I actually like the cream better!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Marty! I love lucite paired with anything! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Jennifer! I haven't been that consistent with my thrifting lately either. I need a good thrifting day to hit up all our local spots!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks! I was pretty excited to come across it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Cassie!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! It still had the tags from the store on it so I guess the navy was the factory finish? It was really weird, but I was so glad to find the pretty cream underneath it.

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Emily! Slowly but surely it's coming together!

Bethany DeVore said...

I think I'm going to leave it as is, the cream finish seems to pretty to cover up! Sorry to hear about your lamp, that's always a bummer when stuff like that happens!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Jana! Love your lamps!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Mallory! We are getting there slowly but surely!

Bethany DeVore said...

I know, I couldn't believe it! At first I thought the tag said $39.99, which sadly wouldn't be unheard of for our Goodwill, so I was thrilled to see it was only $3.99 and the pretty finish was such a nice surprise!

Bethany DeVore said...

You are making me want to go thrifting! How awesome that it had a cream finish underneath. I love when a thrift find has a little secret like that. Very pretty! =)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks! And I know, seeing other people's good deals always makes me want to go thrifting! :)

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