Fabulous Friday Finds – House of Thrifted Lamps

I think Andrea of Oak Ridge Revival may be my separated at birth thrifting sistah – I may demand a DNA test!So we decided to swap (we’re kinky like that!) blogs for the day and share some of our thrifting scores.

Hi, I’m Andrea from Oak Ridge Revival and it appears that Kelly and I were separated at birth.
I stumbled upon her blog a few weeks ago and was instantly smitten.
She is a woman after my own heart with her thrifty buying habits and her fabulous found treasures.
While I love hunting through thrift stores for all types of items, my favorite thing to
happen upon is a unique vintage lamp.  Almost every lamp in my house has come from a thrift store.
Here are a few of my favorites (in no particular order).
This is the most expensive thrift store lamp in my collection.  I paid $20 for this lovely thing.
A little pricey by thrift store standards, but I think it was worth it.
This lamp is right at home in our family room.
Next up, is the artichoke lamp I snagged for $4.00.
The shade was also a thrift store score for $2.00.
This lamp makes a perfect addition to our office
This one ranks up there at the top of my favorites list.  I bought this lamp at Goodwill for $8.00.
It was previously yellow.  I spray painted it red and it really makes a statement in my living room.
I paid $1.00 for this little gem.  My last name happens to start with an “S” and thought
this lamp was perfect for our house.  Pretty sure it’s supposed to resemble some sort of old fashioned candle holder, but I pretend like it’s an “S”.
I have grand plans to paint this one a glossy color, just not sure what color yet.
The shade was $1.00 also!
This vintage lamp came from an antique store and I love the casual vibe it brings to the piano
Another $4.00 find.
This one works perfectly for lighting up the kids’ art desk in a corner of our family room
This was a Target closeout special at Goodwill.
Not sure how much it sold for at Target, but I got it for $6.00.
It sits atop the desk in my daughter’s room.
One of my most recent finds is this vintage desk lamp.  Again, found at Goodwill for $4.00.
It serves as a reading lamp in our guest room.
I just found this lamp a few weeks ago at Goodwill.  It was $6.00 and I already had the perfect shade.
I wasn’t quite sure where this one would go when I bought it,
but it works great in the reading corner of my boys’ room.
I lusted over this lamp for several months at a local thrift store.
I felt it was priced unreasonably at $8.00!
I patiently waited for it to be marked down and finally broke down one afternoon and
politely brought to the attention of the sales clerk that the lamp had been there collecting dust for months.  After I talked her down to my normal price of $4.00, the lamp was mine!
This lamp was a very shiny brass and I used Rub N’ Buff on it to tone it down.
You can read all about it here.
I still weep over the loss of this lovely lamp.
I found it at thrift store an ended up selling it to a client I was working with.
It worked perfectly in her home and not so well in mine.
I absolutely love the elegance of this lamp.
In addition to lamps, I also have a bit of an obsession with fabric.
Hop on over to my blog and see for yourself.  A big thanks to Kelly for having me over today
and for sharing a few of her favorite finds with my readers.

Thanks Andrea – gotta love a gal that stalks an $8 lamp!  

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