Thrift Store Lamps

Monday, June 8, 2009

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 :-)


  1. Nice lamps!

    Just stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

  2. Man, I don't know how you find things at Savers. I was there Saturday, and just couldn't see anything worth ANY money. It was pretty scary over there. You must go often and have a high tolerance for other peoples' junk.

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  4. I love the lamps and the shades! very nice!

    just wanted to stop by and welcome you to SITS. It is a great way to network and make some new friends!

  5. You are so right, they grow up way too fast. My oldest just graduated from high school this weekend. I think of it this way - "Thank you Lord for toys I'm tripping over because it means my children are home and safe."

    I also wanted to welcome you to SITS. Like AndreaLeigh said - It's a great way to network and make new friends. Have a great night.

  6. Welcome to SITS. It is such a great community and we are lucky to have you join!
    I am with you one having children's toys as my home decor. Even if I try to make a room "adult" looking it is not long before my son does some of his own decorating!
    I love the lamps! Wish I had that kind of eye.

  7. Your table decor is cracking me up---and it matches mine!!! =)

    Stopping by to say howdy! from SITS!

  8. I admit I'm a thrifty girl. I'm always looking for deals or ways to re-purpose items. The lamp look great... and the dinosaur is FAB, but I'm a sucker for a T-Rex in red. ;-)

    Stopping in to welcome you to SITS!

  9. This must have been the week for tables and lamps. I got a deal on them too. Check it out:

  10. I love your lamps AND shades! Those look just great. I'm so glad you got inspired by my burlap shades. I'm trying to figure out where I can do more.