My favorite piece to search out while thifting is a lamp.
I spotted this lovely brass piece at New2You. That's the same place I found these favorite lamps for a steal! The design is fantastic and all it needed was a new shade.
In the cart.
When I saw this large beauty with the super tall shade I thought it would make
a great pair with the first lamp.
You don't always need to match your lamps.
That can get bo-ring. These were perfect for each other!
In the cart.
As I was at the cash register, negotiating a lower price for the pair, I noticed this large, hammered brass, perfect condition lamp.
They were asking $24 which I had already paid for the pair.
They let me swap the pair for this one and I was thrilled!
I took it right to our storage unit because there is no sense in bringing it home to pack it again.
Yes, that's me lying on the ground, trying to get a picture!
I looooove the scalloped edge. I even liked the shade.
The lamp was in perfect condition and $24 was a steal!
Look for the "three S's" of thrifting for lamps:
1) Shape. Try to ignore the initial appearance of the lamp. If it's the right shape it can always be rescued with spray paint.
2) Size. There tend to be plenty of skimpy lamps out there but the last thing you need is a too-small lamp for your home. If you are one of the people that has a tiny lamp on your side table in the living room, take it away today. Imagine where your lamp(s) will live and if they're proportional to the space.
3) Shade. The brown shade on the first lamp looked horrible. But Target sells fabulous shades for cheap. Don't be blinded by the ugliness of the shade if the rest of the lamp is gorgeous.
Do you have luck thrifting for lamps?
What do you think of my latest find? Crazy or cool?