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August 03, 2011

This Little Light of Mine…

…looks like it came from a hotel with 90’s décor. Scary, for sure. But, remember when we talked about potentiality? I knew this lamp had definite potential—it’s all in your perspective.

First thing? So long shade, add a little primer. It’s not me, it’s totally you. 

A fresh coat of paint and a new shade made all the difference.

Every time I go in Goodwill, I see a lamp that could easily be fixed up. I absolutely love lamps and most of mine are vintage. Sometimes, old lamps are perfect as they are. Sometimes, they may need a new paint job, shade, or rewiring (which is very inexpensive). If you’re looking for a new lamp or two (or ten), you should check Goodwill, first.I scored this beauty for less than $10.00 and I love it more than any lamp I would have found elsewhere (for over five times the price).

Have you found any fun lamps at Goodwill, lately? Do share.

Enjoying the Good Life,


  1. Love it! Especially paired with that chevron print in the background. 🙂

  2. This looks marvelous!

    • goodwillsc


  3. I love love love this color. It looks great!

  4. Love the lamp! I would like to steal that for my house!

  5. goodwillsc

    Thanks, friends! I love it, too!

  6. Ooooh lala

    • goodwillsc


  7. You are SO much fun!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks! I have so much fun doing this! : )