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.
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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!