The Better To See You


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It all started after Christmas when I purchased this lamp base for 90% off.  Actually, the price was so low that the store couldn't sell it for that price, so they asked me if I minded paying a whopping 70 cents!  Um, yeah!

70 cents for the base

So, with this base on hand, this past weekend I went thrift/consignment shopping with my mom and looked for a shade for this lamp.

$5 for the shade

In the end, after 3 consecutive thrift stores, I ended up finding several lamps that I couldn't resist.  Yes, I plan to makeover the shades and bases (except for one of them), but as my mom says, "You can never have too many lamps."

 50% off.  Paid $10
 I like this lamp and shade "as is".
 75% off.  Paid $3.75
 This one needs a makeover, but I love the details on the base.

Feel free to share any lamp-makeover ideas.  I've seen a couple on blogs and Pinterest, but more suggestions are always welcome.

Happy Crafting,


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5 comments:

  1. I love the details on the last one also. So pretty. You can't beat the price that you paid for each of them though. Great finds!

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  2. super great prices!! If you will use the lamps in the same room, it would be fun to coordinate them. eg. all white bases and similar/coordinating shade color. Love the colorful shade you got

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  3. I found a great iron lamp at a thrift when we were in Florida. Only $5 and it had a tag that said "tested." I was so excited until I found it didn't work. Of course, they did say "tested," not "working." After $6 for a new socket, I had a working lamp. Even at $11 I thought it was a good deal. Now I see that you are a much better bargain finder!

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  4. Great finds! I really like the details in the last lamp. I think some rub n buff would really enhance the designs. The colorful shade is perfect. I love it with the white base, but you could always change it depending on the colors in your room. Have fun with your projects.

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  5. I love all the lamps. I cannot wait to see some before and afters.

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