Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thrifty Floor Lamp

In the last post I showed the settee that I rescued and pictured beside it was a floor lamp that I discovered at a local thrift store.IMG_2608
For some silly reason, I didn’t buy it the first time I saw it. Even though it looked a little rough, I could see the potential.
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Let’s take a closer look.
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The wiring was frayed and needed to be redone.
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It is one piece of wood with great accents.
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So I plopped down my $9.99 and brought her home.
I rewired it and gave it a good cleaning but decided to leave it in its original finish. I love the gold accents. I did have to order a cover for one of the “fat boy” sockets. (Fat boy sockets haven’t been used in many years.) I also purchased a lovely silk shade from a lamp shop.
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It’s a perfect fit next to the settee in this guest room.
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I am very pleased with the results.
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I’ll be linking to Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage and to Potpourri Friday at 2805.

2 comments:

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is a very pretty rescue! Well done.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

My gosh, what a great find! I'd have snatched it up myself!

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