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Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Latest Thrift Store Find...

This has been one of those crazy crazy weeks, where I feel like the proverbial dog that caught the car.  So today's blog post is short and sweet.

A few weeks ago, I made a quick run over to some thrift stores during my lunch break.  They are so hit or miss, and to be honest, it had been a looonnnggg time since I had a "hit" there.  I have Patrick Bateman methodical tendencies when it comes to my thrift store routine.  I always park in the same place, heading first through furniture, then taking a right to skim through the lamps, then a quick glance across art (not sure why because I never ever find anything there), and then I start at the far right side of the household tschotskes and work my way down...  90% of the time I don't find a thing.  But that 10% keeps me coming back.  If you like to dig, you know exactly what I am talking about.

This time, I found nothing in the furniture, but when I glanced over at the lamps, this stately brown ceramic horsehead lamp had just been placed on the shelf.  He was certainly not much to look at in his natural state...


But a quick coat of trusty white Rustoleum (see Centsational Girl's invaluable spray paint advice here), and what a difference it makes!

I added a simple black drum shade, and he is just right on top of my lucite bar cart.

A little Hollywood Regency touch for my house!

So tell us- have you had any thrift store "hits" lately?

12 comments:

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Great find! He looks soo much better glossy white too. My latests, and best to date, find were two square McGuire rattan tables at Salvation Army for $19 for the pair. I did a post on them here if you want the story. http://divinedistractions.blogspot.com/search/label/junkin%27

Twist of Lime said...

Very nice! I picked up two topiaries at the hospital thrift store yesterday. I am going to turn them into beautiful Christmas tabletop topiaries for a fraction of the cost of my favorite stores....

shoppingaholic said...

HI, I love this horse and love it more after you have spray painted it. I am looking for more thrift stores like this here in New Delhi, India. But recently I found these:

http://www.shoppingaholic.com/2010/09/i-love-vintage-and-stuff.html

Hopefully I am gonna find more. Also planning to buy clay pots...let's see!!

<3

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

I found a VERY similar horse lamp at an antique store...check it out:
http://windhula.blogspot.com/2010/07/nifties-from-strip-y.html

Julie said...

It looks great! I love it on top of your bar with the vintage barware. My latest find was a pair of old sailboat paintings from Paris in these great weathered antique frames. I'm not sure if I like the frames or the actual pictures more!

traci zeller designs said...

That looks AMAZING!!

FancyGal1 said...

Love it!

Semigloss Chic said...

OMG...from paint?? I am floored.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Hey MOS Charlotte! This lamp looks amazing...I am so impressed!

Centsational Girl said...

Oh my word I love that lamp!!! Especially revamped in white, gorgeous! Great find and thanks so much for the linky love!
Kate

Erin said...

MOS Charlotte.... where are your favorite thrift stores here? I just moved and need some thrift store retail therapy!

Natalie said...

FABULOUS! Go girl.

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