Hi everyone, I hope your weekend was fantastic!! I enjoyed mine and had a few productive moments. It’s no secret that I have a fettish for vintage lamps .. Heck even now as I look back at this picture I see four I wish I had gotten.. (especially the white one – darn).. but moving right along… Do you recall my post about all the lamps I found thrifting? Not mention the ones I found for the Living Room. I did get the jade and brass hollywood regency style lamps pictured and they’ve been in storage. I started pulling things out to get ready for the big I2I Yard Sale our town runs in June and took a closer look at them. I said to myself (are you really going to sell these??? hmmmm??? hmmmm? — my mind said Hell NO!!) So I had to bounce it off my other half.. one simple text – Are they Keepers – Response — YES!! Music to my ears.. so there you go… I kept them. Now I needed a place to put them. Think, think, think, think think…….Ahhhh the guest room.. Maybe I could part with the white and brass lamp (given it’s really not a bedside lamp due to the size, but I truly do love that lamp) Just when I thought I didn’t need to hit this room anymore… right…?? Dilemmas, dilemmas….
I gave it a whirl and switched it and actually – I thought they were perfect for the room and right size for the bedside table. Well, it’s all good, because in the world of thrift – that’s great.. We get to switch items out without breaking the bank. The smaller lamp was a better look for the area. (I will eventually change the shades.. but for now.. these will do – they’re clean and not torn)
I gave them a good cleaning and used some barkeepers friend on the brass to bring them back to life.
The smaller lamp is definitely a better fit for the small area.
I guess you’re wondering what did I do with the mate.. The room has a small alcove space where I had the welcoming tray table.
I switched it out to bring in a bar cart (another item I was going (keyword going)..lol.. to sell). I’ve had this for months as well, and decided if it’s going to collect dust.. mind as well use it and make it look pretty. The other lamp landed here along with a few other bar accessories and trinkets.
Now the space is even more cozier and functional. I have the cart stocked with a few nibbles and nightcaps for guests. I also used a very low wattage bulb just in case they would want to visit the bar at night without turning on a bright light.
I do believe I enjoy having this station in the room and the lamp is pretty much a good size. I have to say it again… these are some really nice lamps..!!
This was styled by using items I already had from previous thriftscapades…(thrift+escapades). Candle holders.. $.25 ea glasses $2.00, monogram napkins $.50, flower pot $2.99
What’s your take on these lamps.. were they keepers???
The vintage metal wall sculpture.. $.99 cents, (it was one of those- oh well – what the heck – moments- tossed in the cart.. because – you never know) type deal. I got it last year sometime, and again, found it while cleaning out and thought it would look good on this wall for an extra added decorative touch.
Soooo.. now I’m going to say I’m OOOFFICIALLY DONE with the guest room.. lol.. (for now – until I find new shades)
I hope I didn’t bore you with the room (again) but I do get excited about these finds. I love to show how you can incorporate vintage lamps into your home decor without looking too outdated. The right lamp and style could really accent a room’s decor. Switching shades on vintage lamps gives them a whole new look. Once I find the right shades.. I’ll be back to reveal the new look. Until next time – as always – happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home.