Thrift Store Gem-topia

A quick visit to my local thrift store recently revealed a multiplicity of diamonds in the rough. You know how sometimes that happens? And other times there's nada zilch zero?
Check it:
I love the unique shape and materials of this lamp. I'd probably paint out the light wood shaft (mint? pale blue?), or maybe stain it to mimic a cherrywood. But the bite-sized industrial vibe is awesome, kind of whimsically ironic.

Brass bamboo magazine holder? Yes, yes, and yes! I'm kicking myself I didn't nab this, and when I went back to do so, it was gone. Nuts. Hopefully it found a good home. *sniff*

I've seen some side tables with old suitcases like this attached to legs. Or several trunks stacked to be a side table or nightstand. Love the look - full of character and personality. This one was in great shape.

A perfect mottled brass specimen. Just needs a little polishing. Luuuurve!

I envision this old sewing table turning into a fantastic side table with a little elbow grease. Maybe paint it a distressed heirloom white and add a bold jewel tone (turquoise or fuschia) under the rattan grid? Or go with a bold royal blue paint, spray paint the grid a brassy gold, and go white underneath.
Ahh, the thrifted finds that could have been. You blink and they're gone forever.

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  1. What fun finds! Looks like you have some great projects on your hands!
    I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, come check it out if you want to pass it on!

    1. Aww, thanks, Allison! Anything that connects me with loveliness makes me happy. I'll for sure check it out.

  2. Anonymous11/28/2012

    That table is great!!! I love thrift store shopping!!!


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