Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thrifty Treasures: Lamp Edition

I've been wanting to link up with Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality for a while, but I wanted to wait to feature a really good find from my thrifting adventures! Finally, I have a good one...

I take a walk through the local Habitat for Humanity Reuse store at least once a week. The inventory that comes in and out of that store is pretty crazy so there's always something new to find. One of my summer projects has been updating my bedroom, so I've been on the search for new bedside lamps. But of course, I didn't want to pay a fortune for them. After several trips to local stores, searching online and visiting local shops, I still hadn't found the right lamp for the right price. But last week - I got lucky at the Habitat store - and found this great brass lamp for $10.00. (I also found that great needlepoint art for $5.00 at the Habitat store a couple of months ago!)

I'd been looking for a white lamp to match the clean look I'm going for in the bedroom, so I knew a can of spray paint would do the trick! So, after about three coats and the addition of the perfect lampshade I picked up at Homegoods for $11.99, I had a great lamp for only $21.00. It's not super duper cheap, but considering most of the lamp bases at Target this size started at around $29.00, I think it's a pretty good deal!

What do you think? Now I need to find another one for the other bedside table! The search continues...

If you're looking for more thrifty, fun finds, check out this post over at Southern Hospitality!

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