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This weekend I met up with a bunch of wonderful mid-Tennessee bloggers this weekend for breakfast and thrifting.  Besides myself, we had Amy @ Positively Splendid, Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, Michele @ The Scrap Shop and Cha Cha @ Sit, Relax, and Read.  It was a fantastic time and we talked for almost two hours straight – lots of info sharing, craft tips, and a little venting! 

After our yummy breakfast we ran over to a local Goodwill and did a little thrifting!  Several of us found some little treasures!  I had been on the lookout for a new lamp for our master bedroom – and while I found a bunch of cute stuff – no lamp.  We took a picture and then our little group broke up at that point.  (Amy took off before then so she is missing from below!) 

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Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe, Me, Gina @ Shabby Chic Cottage, Cha Cha @ Sit, Relax and Read (thanks for the photo Cha Cha!)

I had to head home to be back out that afternoon – but I still really wanted to find a lamp.  So I decided to stop by my Goodwill and see if I could find one.  Well don’t you know – there it was.  Just sitting there – still available on 50% off day at 1pm!  At that point, I knew it was meant to be.   So I paid my $2.19 and took it home. 

Ok – so here was our old lamp.  A couple problems.  One – I really disliked the uber modern shape of the base.  Two - it is REALLY tall and stood almost as high as my headboard.


So what did I find to replace it?  Well I wanted to find a chunkier base that I could spray paint a heirloom white color.  Imagine my surprise when my little found lamp was already a perfect off white color all on its own!  Here she is!


Isn’t she beautiful?  I just love the lines!  I am really glad I didn’t have to paint her because it was way too cold today!  Oh and the shade?  I got the drum shade a while ago from Wal-Mart for a different lamp.  I just love the two of them together!


A perfect little lamp!  I have decided I HAVE to get my all my Master Bedroom projects done before I start working on the nursery.  So I am declaring March to be Master Bedroom month!  What about you?  Do you have Master Bedroom projects you need to do?  If so then let’s commit (and commiserate) together and get those projects done! 

Linking this to

Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Before and After Party with Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

Show and Share Day with Chris @ Just a Girl
Frugal Friday with Wendy @ The Shabby Nest

34 frugal friends said ...

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said... @ March 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM

I love that lamp! It's really cute a chic :o) I've only had bad luck at my Goodwill lately. I think I need to move to a city with better Goodwill treasures...Can't wait to se your master bedroom all beautified and complete.

Shannon said... @ March 6, 2011 at 10:55 PM

so - I have a 'thing' for lamps ... LOVE your new one! good pick!

Anonymous said... @ March 7, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Tha'ts a beautiful lamp! I can't wait until spring and the garage and yard sales start popping up. That's one of my favorite past times, sale hopping.

Unknown said... @ March 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM

What a beautiful lamp and I love it that all of you were able to get together! Next time I come to TN I will have to try to meet up with some of you for lunch :)

Meggy said... @ March 7, 2011 at 8:17 AM

cute lamp. I love my goodwill. Pretty much my entire living is decorated from GW. You'd never know:) I got the cutest chair there last weekend. LOVE!!!

Christina said... @ March 7, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Beautiful! Irene, our garage sales have started up around here (central NC) and I'm so excited!! I got some FABULOUS items on Saturday. IMO, spring yard sales are the best. Fun! Fun!

Unknown said... @ March 7, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Love the new lamp. Are you just lucky (thrifting) or do you have one of those great 'eyes', lol. You come up with the cutest stuff.

Great idea, devoting one month to a room. Me? I'm still unpacking boxes! Then I (luckily) got some mural jobs in, so the house will just have to wait!

Can't wait to see what you're doing in the nursery though! Vintage or contemporary, hmmm . . .

La-Dee-da crafter said... @ March 7, 2011 at 8:55 PM

So fun that ya'll got together for some chatting and thrifting. Would be awesome to spend the day with fellow crafters/bloggers here in Arizona!!!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said... @ March 8, 2011 at 8:12 AM

What a great find! I love the lamp base! It was so great to meet you, Jess. And I love that we are practically neighbors! :)

kara@elements-interiors.net said... @ March 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM

I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!



Erin said... @ March 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM

I love your lamp! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Lauren @ 31diy said... @ March 10, 2011 at 10:21 PM

How cute! What a perfect base for that shade!

Something Nice and Pretty said... @ March 11, 2011 at 8:14 AM

Hi, found you from the Shabby Nest...what a great lamp to find at GW, I always look but so far I haven't found any that came home with me:)
I'm your newest follower BTW and I'll be going thur your posts to see some more neat things!


Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said... @ March 11, 2011 at 10:15 AM

$2.19? Wow, what a great find. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home on Monday for More The Merrier Mondays Link Party.


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