Monday, May 2, 2011

Thrift store love!

I have started to notice lately that the area around where I live seems to be thrift store central! It seems like once a month I drive by a sign advertising another one I have never heard of before. Of course, this means that I have been trying like crazy to check them all out!! I love going into thrift stores. It is such a thrill walking in, wondering if you are going to walk out with something that will become a lovely treasure! I love the feeling of finding something I know will be beautiful, but watching people look at me like I have lost my mind because I am actually buying "that".  My latest find earned a couple of comments from the check out clerk. I didn't care though. I just might be in love.

So what I found was this:

The cost was $10.00. Apparently no one wanted to buy it because of the gross looking dried flowers inside.

Lucky for me the bottom was loose and I could tell that was going to be a really easy fix. I unscrewed the bottom.

Gently pulled it apart.

Then chucked this gross stuff in the trash.

A quick coat of ORB spray paint on the base and my pretty girl was reborn.

Here she is with an extra lamp shade sitting in my dining room.

Does she remind you a little of these or is it just me? The cheapes of these bases goes for $169.00!! I am way proud of my savings!!

via pottery barn

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  1. I'm jealous, Ive been looking for an affordable Pottery Barn knock off for months now with no luck! TJ Maxx did have some amazing ones but they were still $56, way out of my price range.

  2. I am loving this! I know what you mean about thrift store finds. It's so exhilarating! Great job, it looks amazing!

  3. WOW! That is just beautiful! Nice find and nice way fix!

    Megan -