Inspired by a good friend to take a closer look at the mounds of artifacts buried in thrift shops, I decided to brave our local thrift scene once again. This time instead of looking for obvious treasures, I tried my best to keep an open mind and really look for the potential in each item I unearthed. Seeing potential is a skill that takes extra effort, but one which pays tremendous rewards to those who give it a chance.
That Sunday I went home with two wooden lamps that functioned just fine but needed a little love, at least I thought so. A few years back I purchased a couple of drum shades and had searched tirelessly for lamp bases that were both affordable and suited my taste. Finally, I felt like I found a match.
You may have noticed that I like white a lot, and also have a thing for any object with the "dipped" two-tone look. So it's no surprise that I decided to take that approach this time too.
I'm still not sure if I'm sold on the dipped look here but I can always paint it white or sand it again. What do you think? Do you have any favorite thrift store finds?