Sunday, July 5, 2009

What $6 will get you

A whole new look. Check out these barrel shaped lampshades I got at the thrift store for $2/each. Paired with a bit of black grosgrain ribbon bought on sale at Micheal's and I've got a whole new high end look. The shades were actually pretty nice to begin with, a nice quality linen and solid hardware to boot, but I still couldn't resist a little change. I feel like I scored big time! Just check out this similar style lamp & shade from Ballard Designs. . It can be yours for $300 clams, or if you're budget minded you can get this one from PBTeens...or you can just make one. I already had a lamp that I got for $1.98 + tax some time ago. It's ceramic, but done in this hideous faux wood treatment complete with the wood grain. Initially I antiqued it, but I had a yen to paint it white. Still not 100% sure about the white though, I may go back and paint it black instead. That's the beauty of paint, if you don't like it, you can just paint over it.
So what do you think?
P.S. Ignore my posing "assistant" in the last picture, lol! She just had to be in the picture.


Heather! said... this! I was wondering if I could get a cutie like that w/ my lamp shade for only $6--a bargain! ;-) I'm still waiting for my kids to be old enough to keep all their toys in their rooms before I tackle our living/dining area. For now it's more little people chic.

Brandy said...

Paint the lamp black

The Layne Family said...

Love it!! By the way--you can get Cavender's on the spice aisle at most grocery stores. And, thanks for the blog award!! :)

Gnomelover said...

I just wanted to say that I found your blog last week and the things that you make put a smile on my face. I wish I had your sewing skills. My daughter would be thrilled.