we have always had a mish-mash of decor in our house. we aren't the kind of people that would buy a whole room full of furniture and all of the matching accessories that go with the room all at the same time. it was more like a couch here, a chair there, a picture for the wall... you know what i mean....
so most of our decor is a little eclectic and whimsical. now that i have become ahem... addicted to thrift stores and making over junk, decor has become even more mish-mash.
but that's okay, because i am kind of fickle and my tastes change constantly.
so i needed new lamps for my buffet because we don't have a matching set of lamps in the whole house.
my budget is still quite small so off to goodwill i went and came home with two of
for this price...they were a nice shape but dirty, i think they were smokers because that brown stuff looks like tar.....ugh!
i painted one heirloom white but don thought that we had too much of that color in the house (i'm not sure why on earth he would think something like that)
so i painted them with krylon catalina mist spray paint. i sprayed the bottom of the lamp
with silver paint.
i wanted drum shades but they were too expensive. these shades were found at target on clearance for 3.24 each from 12.99. and i was only charged for one shade because they were together and she didn't notice when she rang them up. i didn't notice that i didn't get charged for both until i was home. i felt bad but not bad enough to go 20 minutes back to the store.. i know, i know, i'm going to hell...
i'm not sure how i like them with the color of the buffet but i think they kind of look like jadite....and i like that.....gotta love goodwill.....and target clearance!
what is the appeal? the shape? the different styles? the color?
for me, first and foremost, it has to be the color.
i just adore it.....
maybe it's the variations of the color
and the variations of the style...
like these crown brand jars. i think they are canadian.
the aqua crown jars are a really cool find. i love how the bottom of this jar is formed.
i probably should have taken a picture of how they looked when i got them. it took me an hour to scrub them all up. but the effort was worth it.
the man that i got them from on craigslist told me that his dad had a barn full of these. he had packed them up after his dad died and is selling them now. i had to pick through quite a few that were stored in his storage unit to find these treasures. and at such a great price...
i love the imperfections and bubbles in the glass
and the glass lids.
i love to use them for decorating around the house, too.
I am mama of two, a nonna of two and a wife to my adorable hubby. I am also a budding photographer who sees life through the lens of a camera. I am constantly on the lookout for a new photoshoot site and love taking natural light photos for my sweet families.... I have recently started repainting thrift store and discarded furniture and bringing it back to life.