I love to find great stuff for my home for cheap. But what I love even more is to find it for free. I haven’t had any fresh finds to share for awhile because I have been working hard to resist the temptation to buy great stuff just because it is cheap. But this lamp managed to make the cut. (Plus, did I mention free?)
A few weeks ago, I was visiting Hannah, one of my college roommates, in Tennessee. On our way to Krav Maga (an awesome martial arts fitness class), we spotted a trash pile on the side of the road – with this great lamp poking out.
Now, it may not be the most beautiful lamp you’ve ever seen. The lampshade is stained and the whole thing looks a little dated. But the details are really beautiful and with a few changes, this lamp will be runway worthy in no time. Just to see how much a more updated lampshade would change things, I popped this guy on from one of the lamps in our living room.
So much better already – though it could definitely use a little more pizazz.
Now the big question – to paint the lamp or leave it the original metal finish? What would you do?