Last Saturday, I talked my adorable husband Jim into accompanying me to the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I’ve been hearing all sorts of great things about what you can find there, and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint!
If you want a colorful bathroom toilet or sink, they had plenty! I saw the cutest retro pink wall sink with chrome feet and I think they wanted like $30 for it! If I only had a place for that sink, it would have been mine, but I really want an actual vanity in my master bath, so I left the pink sink for the next lucky shopper to discover.
I did find something for myself though, an awesome retro lamp!
(Please excuse the background mess!)
I love the stripe and teardrop pattern on this lamp! It was marked $20 but since the shade was not in great shape (and I doubt it is original-anyone care to verify that?) I asked if they would take less for it. Bingo! $10 and it was mine!
It has some chips in the ceramic, but I think they can either be touched up with a custom mixed paint or I could always spray paint the whole thing a new color…
…what do you guys think? Should I touch it up or spray it a new color, maybe orange?
One thing I’m not going to mess with is this lamp’s awesome wood neck…
The base is stamped “LONDON 1959 LAMPS.”
I am planning to rewire it. Un-polarized plugs freak me out a little. I already bought a lamp kit and it was $5, so I didn’t break the bank. Now I just have to decide what to do about the shade. What do you guys think?