{Thrifty Thursday} I Love Lamp

 
I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this lamp found a lamp I was stalking at the Goodwill and was able to purchase it on a 50% off day making it a whopping $3.50.
I knew exactly what the plans were for this gorgeous piece.  To spray it head to toe from light bulb insert to wall plug in a ballet pink spray paint. 
People these types of lamp stands {$78 WHHHHAT!? LOL} cost bookoo bucks…so being able to get this look for under $10 {including supplies} = WINNING! 
Now get out there and find your lamp stand + tell it I lamp you and it will beautify a room for you! ;)
Rachel of Harding Family Happenings is a contributor for A Night Owl.
Rachel H
Hi, I’m Rachel! As far back as I can remember I have had a serious passion for making things look beautiful. True joy comes to me in creating a design that brings the sparkle out of an individual that they can let shine for all to see. I find most of my inspiration from my husband Ryan and our two children Reegan and Flecther. Join us at Harding Happenings for some serious entertainment via my family + design ideas and tips via me.
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  1. This is super cute, you did a great job and way to get it on sale. I love a good sale!
    Morgan recently posted..Chalkboard Spray PaintMy Profile

  2. ummmmmmm…. awesome! great eye for spotting the lovely lines of the base.
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  3. i have 2 identical lamp bases that i found at goodwill that I can’t wait to paint…just searching for the perfect lamp shades~
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  4. Looks Amazing Kimberly!! Great job as always!! xo
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  5. Looks fantastic!
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  6. I need to do a few lamp makeovers in my house!! Soooo very cute! I am addicted to Goodwill shopping sprees :)

    • Oh me too! I just went antiques shopping yesterday and had to visit Goodwill right after. Always great to get good inspiration then go treasure hunting right after!

  7. Adorable! I saw a similar lamp at Goodwill the last time I was there and didn’t pick it up…I’ll think twice next time! :) Love that shade too!
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  8. I sure wish I had your look of what something old can be turned in to something new. But I now have the inspiration! Thank you!

  9. What a bright idea :). I actually really love that new base, it gives it a much more interesting styled look. Really great makeover.

  10. Love that ballet slipper pink!
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  11. This turned out so great! I’m also on the lookout for thrift store lamp bases with potential but I never seem to have much luck. Great project! (I came over from the Create & Inspire Party!)
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    • Hi Megan! Thanks for stopping by! And um, those brownie cookie cups look amazing! I was just thinking about making something similar last night and just opted for cookies. Definitely doing that next time!

  12. LOVE this!!! Featuring it this weekend at HiH! Hope you have a fab weekend, girl! :)

  13. It looks great! It is so crazy how a little paint can change everything!! Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

  14. Love love love it!
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  15. Visiting from Homemaker in Heels – this is too too cute!
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  16. that looks super! so pretty:)
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  17. I just found a lamp at a local good will and can’t wait to paint it up! Love this and the shade :)
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  18. LOVE this lamp! I love a blogger who can see the potential in the junk!! :)
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  19. Oh those “golden” treasures always have the best curves!!! I have a few I have painted as well! Love how yours turned out and the shade too! thanks for sharing on Make it Monday!

  20. Great find! Love the pink!

  21. Super cute lamp! Love that it was only 3 bucks :)

  22. What a cute and simple fix! Much more character than the previous lamp! Visiting from Uncommon…I’m your newest follower!

    Allison

    http://www.thegoldensycamore.com/2012/07/herringbone-dresser-and-announcement.html

  23. Gorgeous! Isn’t spray paint the fix for everything? :)

  24. What a great transformation! I love the colors. Megan
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  25. Oh it’s SUUUUPER cute! Love that you took the old brass and breathed new life into it. And YES, I’ve seen those lamps go for $75+! Great job. ;-)
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  26. That looks awesome! It’s unbeleivable how expensive lamps can be, but you netted yourself a bargain–hooray for Goodwill! The pale pink colour really goes well with the lampshade, without being too ‘in-yer-face’. Great job!
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  27. michelle.lake@hotmail.com says:

    Im loving this redo! im curious though about the shade. was it one that you purchased with that pattern already on it or is it fabric your wrapped around it? the colors in the shade are all the colors of my little girls room and im wanting to make some pillows.

    • Thanks Michelle – Rachel says it was a Liberty of London line at Target, but was only for a limited time and was a couple of years ago. Sorry! Good luck! Can’t wait to see those pillows!

  28. Got to love a bargain when you see it! What a great transformation with a little paint. I have two of these lamps sitting up in my attic, got tired of looking at the brass~you have given me the idea to maybe paint them now.
    I did recently find a gorgeous lamp stand without a shade, now I’m on the hunt for just the perfect one.
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  29. This is really just too cute! I should go to the local Goodwill and find an older lamp and paint it for my spare bedroom:)

  30. What a score! You brought fantastic new life to the lamp … the colorful, fun shade was truly meant for it!

  31. Super cute…love your color choice! Hopped over from DIY Dreamer and I’m happy to be your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @ http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com
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  32. I love a great lamp, but I really, really love them when you get them for half price! Fantastic job! Thanks for the eye candy!

    Have a happy week!
    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com
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  33. LOVE how you re-purposed two lamps to make one AWESOME one!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
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  34. I love lamp makeovers! It’s amazing what a little bit of spray paint can do!

  35. this too!
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  36. Looks great!! I love making over lamps. I have done a couple recently myself, one in light pink as well for my daughter’s room.

    http://t-g-life.blogspot.com/2012/07/lamp-before-after-2.html

    xoxo,
    Melissa
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    • Oh that is just too cute Melissa! I love that it’s functional too, and pink! What girl doesn’t love a little pink? Thanks for stopping by!

  37. Great find. Great color. Love that ballet slipper pink!

    Thank you so much for sharing at our Crazy for Color link party!

    :)

    Linda
    http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com
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  38. There’s nothing better than turning blah to beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Kelly
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  39. Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you’ll be back next week!

  40. Congrats!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/08/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-28.html
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  41. Great up-cycle project. I love the colors!

    Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni
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