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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  • 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.

  • 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 =)

  • 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

  • TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic at

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

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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!

  • Debbie @katyjunktique at

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

  • 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)


  • 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!

  • 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

  • Brook at

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

  • Ali Richardson at

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

  • ImSoVintage at

    Love what you did with the shades. Great job.

  • 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.

  • 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:-)

  • 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

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