Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17



Monday, February 28, 2011

Awful Lamp? or Awesome Lamp? Not sure!

It'd been awhile, so I made a trip to my local Goodwill warehouse today.  I found this AWFUL lamp...


but at .30, it was worth it just for the hardware.  More about the lamp in a bit.

This glass came to a grand total of .40 -- not bad.


And this vintage dictionary was .30 -- I can live with that.


Oooo!  A Jenga game!  30 cents? -- I'll take it!


Now, I already have a gazillion suitcases.  But it's a nice navy blue one,  and for a mere .30, I guess I'll have a gazillion and one.  BUT....

when I told the cashier there was another one inside, he said "yeah, it's a set".  I said yes, "but there's one inside, so it's two", he answered "Yes, but it's a SET. One thing. 30 cents for the set, ma'am."  Okay.  I guess it's gazillion and TWO suitcases for me.  


So, about this lamp.  My cashier also told me this was a "large electrical" item -- not .30, but $1.00!  Whoa! Hmmm.... Now I had a decision to make.  And when I looked at it sans shade, it kind of looked AWESOME -- like a contemporary craft style design. And paired with a contemporary barrel shade ... Hmmm....


So I said it's fine. But now that I've got it home, it kind of seems AWFUL again.  Hmmm... 

So what do YOU think?  Don't hold back.  I can take it. I want to know the truth. AWFUL or AWESOME?

Midge

6 comments:

Kathy@ Gone North said...

No... I think awesome...
Very retro... spray paint it lime or orange, or possibly turquoise, put on a shorter barrel shade & sell it for BIG bucks...
I know that place... been there often... : ) maybe I will run into you there....

Jill said...

I have no idea how you can get such good buys at a goodwill--not around here anyway! As for the lamp--awesome for sure! I think a burlap shade will do the trick!

Suzie said...

I think it is amazing!

sara said...

I'm will all the others -- definitely awesome. Maybe go for oil rubbed bronze on the base and a linen shade (you can splurge after you paid a buck) for an upscale look.

debraV said...

awesome I'm sure you will figure out how to remake it

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Awesome!! I love the idea of lime green!! :)