Thrifty Thursdays – Week One


Thank you so much for joining me for Thrifty Thursdays! An all new link party!

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Thifty Thursdays is every Thursday starting at 7pm until Sunday at 10pm EST.

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This week you are welcome to link up any thrifty finds, creations, ideas, etc! As long as it’s thrifty, it goes!

For my thrifty project this week, i wanted to share i lamp i restyled. i actually did this awhile ago for my garden suite but never shared it here. I thought this would be the perfect time!

Several years ago, when i was working at this hotel in philelphia they refurbished their rooms and sold the used furniture and accessories to the staff. I purchase two of these lamps.

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I think they were $20. I used them as is but never really loved them. When i finally got my room painted and curtains done,  i decided they needed a makeover!

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And a makeover they got! I just love these lamps now. Bright and natural with great textures. The perfect addition to this room.

And the process was pretty simple. I just spray painted the base with a cherry red spray paint i found at lowes. I used the same shade and wrapped it with twine i found in the hardware section at wal-mart. Each roll was about $6 and it took about three spools for both shades. I started at the bottom attaching the twine with hot glue and worked my way up the shade hot gluing as i went.

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I think the results speak for themselves! beautiful, right?

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I do have one small warning. All the twine makes the shades fairly heavy, so be sure your lamp can support the weight or just used a thinner twine.

Alrighty, now it’s your turn to share….

but first a couple small guidelines:

  • Be sure to link up thrifty projects only. 
  • Pretty, pretty please link back to this party on your post with a link or a button (available in the sidebar).
  • And, since i get excited with fun new projects, know that i may share your project here at inspired by charm.

That’s it! Pretty simple.

And you are more then welcome to follow me at any of the links below for highlights from the party throughout the weekend!

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Have fun! Thanks again for joining the party!

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  • Lili at

    Wow Michael those lamps look fabulous! The twine on the shades makes them look so fresh and that red is such a great pop of color with it. Thanks for hosting the link party!! ~Lili

  • Michell @ Girl In Air at

    Great lamps!! NEW here….I’m following along…now off to add you to my linky list! Thank you for hosting:-)

  • Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy at

    Your lamps look stunning! WOW! That shape is perfection and you really dressed ’em up!

    I pinned your party to the Blog Hops to Join pinterest board! I hope it drives some traffic your way. 🙂 I’m a big fan of your blog, Michael.

  • ImSoVintage at

    Love what you did with the shades. Great job.

  • Ali Richardson at

    BEAUTIFUL lamps! Love ’em. Nothing thrifty to link up this week 🙁 fingers crossed for next week 🙂

  • Brook at

    Love the lamps! The red is fabulous and the rope detailing on the shade is wonderful!

  • Upscale Downhome at

    I love the symmetry and classic color choices in the room. Red, white, and blue done in a fresh way! Gorgeous!
    –Your newest follower

  • Patty at

    Love the shutters! Found you thru Funky Junk Interiors facebook page.
    Love the cherry red colors. I am now following you. Please check out my blog. You have wonderful style. Maybe one day I’ll check out your B&B!

  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    LOVE!!!! This room is incredible! And I love the hat on the bed touch… it resembles to me that you just got home and you’re ready to enjoy your sanctuary. Nice! 🙂

    Looking to see what I can link up… It’s been nearly 31 days since I’ve done anything new… (LOL)


  • Debbie @katyjunktique at

    Love! I can’t wait to show you a chair I’m doing tomorrow! It’s gonna be fabulous!

  • Ange at

    Love those lamps! Looking forward to linking up some great stuff and checking out all the other links as well. Thanks for hosting!

  • Kristal at

    Howdy Michael. Saw Donna’s post for your party link. I am more than happy to find another great party!!

    As for your makeover, I seriously think I will be ‘borrowing’ your idea. Those lamps are AWESOME!! They really help pull the whole room together. What a soothing retreat you have created.


  • Sue at

    Came by from Donna’s FB post. Like the refreshed look of the lamps. They have an almost nautical look to them. 🙂 Joined in the party w/some thrifty finds from a recent barn sale.
    ~ Sue

  • TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic at

    LOVE thrifty!! Found you via Donna at Funky Junk! Thanks for hosting… gonna love this link party!

  • Confessions of a Plate Addict at

    Wow! What a difference! Love the lamps! I came over form Donna’s page on FB. Thanks for hosting!…Debbie

  • Jeri at

    I just did a couple of mine over in green and now I think I’m going to redo them in that red! I looove the twine on the lamp shade!! So glad I found you!
    Jeri =)

  • Luisa at

    The lamps are awesome! What a great idea with the twine. Lately I have been getting some neat ideas for crochetting and embroidery from Lowe’s. The hardware store is great for creative projects.

  • Monica at

    Amazing what a little spray paint and twine can do! I LOVE the lamps!

  • Amy of The Salvage Collection at

    now, those are some hot lamps! glad to be a new visitor to your blog and your par-taaaaay! i’m hangin’ in your old stompin’ grounds so come by and check out my “field trips” and “finding a flea” sometime for some blasts from your philly past.


  • Anonymous at

    those lamps are so cheeful, well done!!! and the rope on the shades is def. an idea i will use. thank you! also want to thank you for the tip on picking up the bhg christmas ideas mag. i bought it yesterday and devoured it! wonderful things. thanks, and have a great weekend!! sharon

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    I love the shape of the lamps, Michael. I’m obviously late for the party, but I guess I am behind. I will try to link up next time.

  • amyd at

    so glad I found you (via Funky Junk) love your style and vibe…and your party…I linked up…lots of great thrifty ideas!
    amy of four corners design

  • DogsMom at

    congratulations on a success ful first Thrifty Thursday party! I am so glad Funky Junk Donna shared your link. Hopefully I will be able to join in often.

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