B&A Friday

Time for another before and after pic.  This one sent from Shannon over at AKA Design.  She did a fantastic job making over this thrift store lamp. 

In doing our living room revamp, we noticed that at night our lighting was really off-balance. During the day the whole room was well lit because one entire 28 foot long wall (the living and dining areas) is floor to ceiling windows. But at night, when the curtains get closed there needs to be something over on the window side of the room.
So off to the thrift stores I went (with my three little munchkins in tow, I might add). There were a couple of lamps at the Salvation Army that looked okay…but they were still $9.99 each. Not cheap enough for me. What? I was looking for C-H-E-A-P.
Off to the Goodwill Superstore. Hmm, what’s this? 50% off everything. EVERYTHING!
Oh look. A nice tall curvy lamp. Regular price $4.99 x 50% off = $2.50! BINGO

It just goes to show what you can do with a lamp from the thrift store.  You'd be surprised at what you can find!
Go on over and check out how she did it.
Hope you all have a great weekend!!
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  1. Hey, thanks for the feature!!!

  2. I do this all the time! I love re-painting thrifted lamps. there are always such good ones out there waiting to be re-done!

  3. Wow! Shannon really transformed that lamp. It's so much more sleek and modern now, I love the turquoise color! It looks great with her pillows with the pops of turquoise. Have a great weekend.


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