I have a confession. Okay, well, it’s really not a confession if you know me well. My friends know all too well about this obsession. I LOVE thrift shops. Like…love, LOVE thrift shops. It’s a sickness really. I have NO shame! You’d be SHOCKED at all the deals you can score!! One of my most frequented thrift shops is Goodwill. I go every other week…sometimes once a week. Stuff goes fast and you gotta be quick to get a steal! My destination every trip is the home goods section. A lot of times I’ll leave empty handed, but there are those occasions when I find something just PERFECT…or something that can be perfect with the right touches. Take for instance these little lamp bases…
I found one of these bases one week and when I went back a couple of weeks later, I found the matching twin! I was ecstatic!! Now obviously, they don’t look too special or appealing, but I LOVE the overall design and shape. With a little loving care, a cute shade, and some spray paint TLC, I knew they had BIG potential. And the best part?! These little lamps cost me a total of $5 EACH!!!!!!
I was bargain shopping at my FAVORITE store…ROSS…one day, and low & behold, I found a couple of drum shades for a whopping $2.99 a piece! I acted fast because there were only 2 left! SOLD! Total for shades…$6.
I loved the shades, but I don’t have anything bright white in my room and I really wanted something a little less bright. I hopped over to Hancock and found a fun, VERY simple fabric that was on clearance!!!! I was ecstatic to pay $6 for 2 yards of nice fabric!!! Perfect for covering the shades.
Since I knew these would make the PERFECT bedside lamps, I immediately scoured out some Valspar spray paint to pull out the blue in my comforter.
I sprayed both bases, recovered the shades, and came up with this…
I liked it alright, but it didn’t feel finished. SO, I dirtied the bases up with my favorite Valspar antiquing glaze and VOILA!
I LOVE the new look!! They really do make the perfect bedside lamps and I LOVE the way they look with the wall color! My Goodwill lamp transformation cost me a grand total of $26!!!! It really pays to bargain shop!!!!