Two Lamps, One Dream October 20, 2011 Home Decor, Thrift Store Finds 6 Comments 2765 I picked up these matching lamps at a new consignment store I discovered a little while back. They were marked $14.95 each, but these poor babies had been there since June so the owner told me to make an offer. I said I’d take both for $20 and he agreed. I really fell in love with the shades, but I think some paint would really take these from bad 70’s hula party to rustic chic. Besides, I don’t think we have matching lamps anywhere in our house, and it might be nice to have these for some balance. Now I’m trying to decide what color to paint them? White? Something bright and fun like yellow? Purple? What do you think? 6 Responses Tanya @ Make The Best Of What's Around October 20, 2011 I vote white! Makes everything look brand new and bright 🙂 Reply D'Arcy October 20, 2011 I think White would look great, fresh & clean. But not a super bright white and not anything dark like an ivory white. I think Rustoleum’s ‘Heirloom White’ would look great! Love the shades too, those alone are worth more than $20. Great find, can’t wait to see what they look like when you’re finished. Reply Anna October 20, 2011 I am wondering if they could be stained a deep brown? If not I would paint them an interesting brown. I guess colors would be fun since they could be painted over. I am too busy to keep repainting things like this tho and would prefer to change wall colors……. Reply Gwen October 20, 2011 Those are an ocean-ful of texture! I think you could paint them any fresh color and they will look like they jumped out of a Pottery Barn Catalog! What a Great Find! Reply Bethany Pellerin October 20, 2011 I think the color blue in the background of your blog…don’t know if that would go with anything but I just love that blue with brown super cute! Reply Julie October 20, 2011 Eggplant! I thought purple as soon as I saw them, so I was excited to see it as one of your thoughts too! A deep, shiny eggplant would be gorgeous. And what an awesome deal!!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.