Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thrifty Finds and a Makeover

I went to a couple local thrift stores last week and wanted to share my finds:-)

I found this pineapple for $5.50 it is iron and actually pretty big. Since I'm from Charleston, SC and the pineapple is a sign of hospitality...and I didn't have any in my home. I thought this was perfect!

I can put anything in there that I want. I'm thinking a tall green candle, but if anyone has any suggestions....I'd love to hear them.
I thought about spray painting it white so you could see something in it better, but I really like the black.

I found this beautiful thing and knew it was a gem! It is raw silk in turquoise and champagne. I wanted to buy it for me, but I knew it belonged to my friend Reba. It was made for her, and she just bought a new house and this will go perfectly. Isn't it stunning? It was only $3.


Isn't this the ugliest lamp you've ever seen? I thought so, until I saw that it was 1/2 off $5. Than I looked a little closer. If you take that horrible shade off and thought about spray paint...it started looking pretty good. And it is really really tall. I have a pet peeve about short lamps...they don't make sense to me!


You can't tell but this was fake wood and it was really ugly. I really liked the carvings on it though.


And here is after a coat of white spray paint.


Look at the detailing! I was a little concerned because when I was spray painting it, it wasn't covering everything, but as I stood back, I saw that it just made it look weathered! I LOVE how it turned out!


Top part. Now all I have to find is the perfect shade and I will have a beautiful

Head over to A Soft Place To Land to check out other makeovers.

And to Rhoda's for thrifty finds.

23 comments:

  1. cute lamp! visiting from kimba's diy day.

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  2. Great makeover on that lamp!!! :) Stopping by from Kimba's party. :)

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  3. The lamp turned out really cool and it's even better that it was so cheap!

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  4. Love that lamp and love the makeover, it looks awesome!

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  5. That lamp was certainly a diamond in the rough, it looks so cute with a little paint :)

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  6. Lovely lamp. You got some goodies.

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  7. Great job, love the lamp !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  8. Great finds!
    I love the silk necklace display(???) Your friend is a lucky gal.
    Rhonda

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  9. The lamp is a great find! And so much better in white.

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  10. Great job on the lamp! I love the way it looks. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

    Charla

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  11. Well that lamp turned out to be a winner! I love it in white, and I hope you find the perfect shade soon!

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  12. That lamp looks 100% better in white. Now go find a cute little shade and it will be peachy keen!
    :-) Sue

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  13. Great job on that lamp, it looks so nice and new now!

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  14. The lamp does look great! Can't wait to see it with the new shade :)

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  15. That turned out great! I love spray paint! I just bought a new trigger nozzle and I am so in love with it. . . :)

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  16. Oh that necklace display is too cute and $2.50 for a lamp!! Great find.

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  17. I really like the lamp, good eye.

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  18. I love that pineapple, great find

    meg

    onourwayonline.com

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