Sunday, April 21, 2013

the goodwill lamps...

Hope you all enjoyed a great weekend!
Part of mine included scoring these two lamps at Goodwill, I went back and they
 were still there, :) but I missed out on that awesome black metal basket. :(

Similar to the Genie Lamp I stole for $8.99!
Robert Abbey Genie Lamp





Similar shape to the Murray Feiss I found for $9.99
Splash Collection
Lamps Plus $209.91





My Goodwill purchases
Genie Lamp $8.99  Square Base Lamp $9.99




Shown here from the home of super-stylish Seleta, the exact Genie lamp I found.


They're both perfect candidates for updating with a coat of paint.



 

I'll be taking them to my client's house tomorrow, we're working on her
dining room and needed a lamp for the buffet, I'll let you know which she chooses!
Do you have a favorite?



23 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You got a great deal on both lamps. I love the genie one the most, although the square one with a fresh coat of paint is also great. Our goodwill would sell those for 25 to 30 dollars a piece. I don't understand why if the stuff is donated for those who can't afford the real deal.
TFS ana

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

The Target lamp I bought and made over looks like the gourd shaped one you found. Two killer scores.

Julia Konya said...

Ohh, I love them both and can't wait to see how you will paint them!

Nancy said...

Good eye Pam! I love the shapes of both and you will make either one look like a million bucks! Have fun!
Xo Nancy
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Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

You mean you're not using the floral lamp the way it is? Ha!
I think either one will work and i can't wait to see it in the room!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

How fun to find lamps and be able to envision them in a chic space. I love that Genie lamp in turquoise. Great finds!

Dana Frieling said...

The question is, can your client see past the gorgeous floral and trust you to work your magic? Hope so!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE that genie shaped lamp! it will look awesome in any fun color!

Cathy Wall said...

Great lamps just itching for a "Pam-over" Can't wait to see what you do!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

You are a Goodwill ninja. Another couple of great scores!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

My vote goes to Genie!

Calypso In The Country said...

What a deal! Love the genie!
-Shelley

Anonymous said...

I love them both. I know you or a client could find a spot for each of them. I love lamps for their decorative shape with a pop of color, and also love the ambience of lamp light. I have painted wooden lamps as well as some of the shiney brass lamps.
What is your technique for the shiney glass or shiney ceramic ones like you showed here? Seems like it would be hard for the paint to adhere. Do you use a special spray paint formulated for glass, or do you use a primer (if so, which one?). Love finding out how you experienced DIYers do things so I can do it right the first time! Thank you!

Lori said...

I love both of them. You are simply the best shopper.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I've always loved the Genie shape too, but I think they're both fantastic! What a great score! I went to 5 thrift stores over the weekend and did not buy one thing. :(

Leslie said...

I love that little mini bar idea! .. the Genie shaped lamps are so fun. Great buy Pam!

Happy Monday!

xxleslie

Monica said...

I really like the genie lamp for a dinning room. I guess it would depend on the type of decor. My brother in law loves the outdoors so his rustic decor for dinning room would go more with the square base lamp. I can't wait to see which one is chosen and the change of color.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Can't wait to see what you decide. I love the turquoise genie lamp. In fact, I have a pair of the exact same ones as Seleta that I use on my bedside tables..... scored them at Homegoods a few years back.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I like both of those! I really need to try to create a spot of two for some fun lamps!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog as it was linked from FineCraftGuild and showcased your hand painted rug project. So now I've spent ages looking back at all your old posts and have bookmarked your site as one of my faves :) You have a beautiful eye for design and are very clever and creative to come up with some of the projects you have done. I cannot even come close I'm sure but you have sparked a few ideas! I'm off to the fabric store tomorrow and on a mission to make some cushion covers.

Gypsy Heart said...

I really think you should use the flowered one as is! :) Both are great buys...will be anxious to see what you do with them. I love the bar idea too!

xo
Pat

Andrea said...

Love your finds. I can't pass up a good lamp at Goodwill. Looking forward to seeing which one your client chooses. They're both winners.

SHERRY HART said...

The only lamps I ever find from GW are those old scrolly iron lamps from someplace like Pier One.....score for you!

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