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Thrifted $4 Floor Lamp


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I always seem to be rearranging SOMETHING in our home...do you do that too? I wanted to find a smaller floor lamp or wall sconce lamp for the corner by our fireplace, so obviously I checked the thrift stores first! I found a cute swivel arm floor lamp that is the perfect size! And it was 50% off that day making it a whopping $4 purchase!


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I started by cleaning the entire lamp, including the lamp shade! Did you know you can WASH lampshades? I carefully washed the shade with mild soap and warm water and let it thoroughly dry. The shade is the perfect empire shade I wanted and now it's no longer dingy!


family room, black fireplace, white velvet barrel chair , black and white checkered wool area rug, floor lamp, thrifted, cream velvet curtains, diy textured wall art, shelf ctyling, vintage thrifted decor, plaid pillow cover, black and gold swing arm floor lamp, the rural legend

I had a tough time deciding what color to paint the body of the lamp, but in the end I chose a 2 tone look - a black body and gold base. Isn't she pretty? I found similar style lamps online that retail for over $200, so this was certainly a steal!


family room, black fireplace, white velvet barrel chair , black and white checkered wool area rug, floor lamp, thrifted, cream velvet curtains, diy textured wall art, shelf ctyling, vintage thrifted decor, plaid pillow cover, black and gold swing arm floor lamp, the rural legend


family room, black fireplace, white velvet barrel chair , black and white checkered wool area rug, floor lamp, thrifted, cream velvet curtains, diy textured wall art, shelf ctyling, vintage thrifted decor, plaid pillow cover, black and gold swing arm floor lamp, the rural legend

As always I used my favorite spray paint Rustoleum Ultra Cover in flat black and Rustoleum Bright Coat Metallic Gold. I painted the body of the lamp black first and allowed the paint to dry according to the directions on the can. Then I taped off the ends of the black portion and also taped on some paper to protect the black while painting the arm and base gold.


family room, black fireplace, white velvet barrel chair , black and white checkered wool area rug, floor lamp, thrifted, cream velvet curtains, diy textured wall art, shelf ctyling, vintage thrifted decor, plaid pillow cover, black and gold swing arm floor lamp, the rural legend


family room, black fireplace, white velvet barrel chair , black and white checkered wool area rug, floor lamp, thrifted, cream velvet curtains, diy textured wall art, shelf ctyling, vintage thrifted decor, plaid pillow cover, black and gold swing arm floor lamp, the rural legend

I bet you'd never guess I only spent $4 on this beauty, right?


xoxo, L

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