On Thursdays my very favorite thrift store offers 25% off...so I try to go as often as I can. I got off work a little earlier than usual yesterday, so I headed to Value Village before I went home. I am so excited because I found some really great stuff. Most of it I'll share another time.
But, for now, I can't resist showing off this cute little lamp. When I was checking out the cashier took one look at this and said, "That's a very interesting looking lamp". That's what Bill said too when I got home with it.
I love it!
It needs a little help. It's pretty dirty. The pom-poms & the daisies are...well, let's just say this didn't come from a smoke-free home. But it definitely has potential...and it only cost $3.75!
It's not a big lamp. Maybe about 16 inches. I think it will be the "perfect touch" for somewhere. Now I have to decide where. Probably my bedroom. I have to decide what color to paint it...'cause it does need some painting. Maybe I'll repaint it yellow...or red...green....maybe blue. Makes you kind of wonder what kind of decorating is going on in my bedroom, doesn't it. It's my current work in progress....along with the guest room that's not quite finished.
So anyway, it needs some new paint, and something special to replace the daisies and then there's that shade.
Obviously with a basket for a shade it isn't going to give off much light.
Plus, the whole time I've been writing this post this scripture has been running through my head.
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket.
Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
Matthew 5:15 NLT
I'm leaning towards making something like this "scrappy lampshade" to replace the basket. But I'm also thinking about how cute that basket shade is. Any opinions on what I should do with this cute little lamp?