Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is having her Monday Yard Sale link party again today. I thought I would show off my lamps. Ever since I re-did my living room and found these side tables (click here to see) at the thrift store, I have been looking for the perfect lamps to put on them. I really wanted something natural and more earthy looking in a dark brown color. After looking for a couple of months I gave up and bought these lamps (click here to see) and painted them. Soon after I found the exact lamps I wanted at Savers.
I paid about $10 each and then started my search for the perfect lamp shades. I loved the idea of Rhoda's burlap lampshades and thought about making my own when I found them already made and on sale for 55% off at ShopKo. I paid $8 each for them, which is a real bargain for lamp shades.
Now the only thing I need to complete my end tables are some decorations. How about some books stacked with a figure sitting on top, that seems popular.
Well this will have to be good for now, I'm all about being practical and having a 2 year old and nick nacks do not mix. I actually really enjoy seeing his toys all scattered about the house knowing that this time is so short and precious.
Oh, and the dinosaur and most of the books are also from the thrift store :-)