Monday, November 17, 2008

Trash to Treasure: Look what 50 Cents bought!

Welcome to Trash to Treasure on Tuesday! I have always had a weakness for lamps, and couldn't pass up this one I found for only 50 cents this past weekend at a yard sale! It didn't have a lamp shade-so I guess that's why it was so cheap! It is iron with a turquoise and glazed finish.
Here's an up close picture that shows the details of the base.
And here it is with the lamp shade that I added. Later I may try to do something more fancy with the lampshade but for now this will do. The lamp will fit in beautifully with my screened porch furnishings, but for now I'm using it in my laundry room.
I love finding a treasure that doesn't need anything much done to it. The lamp would look great painted, but in my case the turquoise is a great color!

Please add your link (old treasures are fine too) so we can see your Trash to Treasure finds!


41 comments:

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

50 cents!!! Oh my gosh. I love the verdigris patina on the base and would totally leave it as-is, too. GREAT get!

ellen b said...

What a fabulous buy that was Diane!! You really turned it into a treasure :0)
I'm joining in this week.
Happy soon to be Tuesday to you...

Southern Lady said...

What an elegant lamp, Diane ... I can't believe it was just 50 cents!

You just never know what you might find at yard sales. There is so much truth to the saying that "one man's trash is another man's treasure," and that's proven daily in "blogland," isn't it!

I'm looking forward to participating tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Janie

Sandy Toes said...

OH my goodness..that is just great!
-sandy toes

Bo said...

Hi Diane...well, I have found some bargains in my day, but nothing to compare to that! You must have been the first shopper there or surely someone else would have grabbed it...I would have! I signed up for tomorrow to show some of treasured "junque".
;-) Bo

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Like you Diane, I can't pass up a nice lamp either! Yours for 50 cents is a real "buy"...and looks beautiful.

Jan

Pat said...

Oh Diane! I can't believe that lamp was only 50 cents! It's great! I love the rustic metal and the shape of it.

I wish I could shop at the same yard sales you go to!

Hugs, Pat

judicreations said...

Hi Diane
What a great deal! I don't think you have to do anything to that lamp either. The shade's great too. Thats just the colour effect everyone is trying to achieve by antiquing and your lamp has it already. It looks great. I love a good deal...
Have a nice evening.
Judi

Joanna said...

50 cents!!!??! They had no idea what was getting away from them!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane!!!

Wonderful find and wonderful color! And that price! You got such a great deal! If you ever should tire of it, I would be happy to give it a home. Hint. Hint. :-)

I'm looking forward to participating in your T to T Tuesday. Thanks for letting us all play.

XO,

Sheila

Sue said...

I can't believe you got that for only $.50. That was a great find and the lampshade looks great on it.

nikkicrumpet said...

WHat a steal for fifty cents...I can't figure out why I never get that lucky! I love the shape of the shade...it works wonderfully!

tardevil said...

What a steal! The shade looks great with it too! It almost looks like it has a patina.

Happy To Be said...

Diane you stole that lamp...and I want it back now!! what a great treasurer you found ..I just love it..thanks for sharing...now I need to go shopping...hugs and smiles Gloria

Lorrie said...

That's a fabulous trash to treasure Diane! I agree, the ones that don't need much or anything done to them are awesome!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great find, Diane.

Jeanne said...

Hi Diane, Your 50 cent lamp is wonderful. I love the color and if it fit your laundry room decor, great!
Smiling big. It is way to pretty for your laundry room. LOL A great find, lucky you.

Hugs...Jeanne

Bo said...

Thank you Diane for fixing my link...how did you do it? I don't know why it wouldn't work...it doesn't like me...Boo ;-) Bo

beth at aunties said...

Such a great find! They must have have great garage sales in the south, because you find wonderful items.
I like the the style and colors of the lamp and it will look great in your laundry room.
Garage sales aren't as common where we live.

Deb said...

What a great find Diane. I like the original turquoise colour too!

Dawn said...

Fifty cents makes that an amazing find!!!!!! I don't know about you but I can never have enough lamps!! I don't like it dark. I'm sure whatever you do to the lampshade will just "brighten" it up! (Pun intended LOL!)

take care,
Dawn

Picket said...

50 cents!!!!!! Get outta here! Girl was you holding a gun to the owners head and saying 'lower....lower...' and when they finally got to 50 cents you said 'I'll take it!' lol I can't believe it! I love the shape...the color...you lucky dawg you!

Joy said...

Very nice find!

Smilingsal said...

I don't see how you can do better than that!

pammiejo said...

I love lamps - wish I could figure out how to make my daughter like them - her home needs good lighting something terrible! But, I haven't been asked for my advise so I'll keep "semi-quiet" about it. Good find! PAM

Chris said...

I don't why I never find anything like that. Of course, maybe I'd have better luck if I looked. LOL

Hugs,
Chris

Melissa Wertz said...

Love that lamp!!! I want to go shhopping with you!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane! ...beautiful lamp! That was an amazing "treasure" for an amazing price! :)

I hope there isn't a time restraint on linking up! LOL! Running late, 2 PM, and am just posting my contribution today! Thanks for hosting this event! ~Rhonda :)

Joy said...

I love a pretty lamp. And a great price makes me love it even more!

Susie Harris said...

Sweet lamp. I would keep it that color too. Dont ya love finding great stuff like this.. I know I do~

Lisa said...

I love your lamp! I wouldn't paint it...it's perfect as is.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What a steal; I am jealous, I love lamps, too. I wouldn't touch the lamp; it has the perfect patina as is!

Manuela said...

Turqoise is a great color! That one has a nice patina and I love the scrolly bottom. 50 cents is such an amazing price for such a pretty lamp!

Manuela

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane,

I just wanted to drop back by and tell you that you have the nicest bloggy friends. I have enjoyed meeting everyone so much! Just a real pleasure. And it was such fun to see everyone's goodies.

Thank you for doing this for us. You really had a great idea, and I enjoyed it immensely. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Diane what a wonderful find . I love it just like it is .

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Are you kidding 50 cents??? Great find! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful find! Can't wait to see it's home. cherry

Nancy said...

OOOh Diane, 50 cents?? WOW! That's a great trash to treasure!!!! I love the color of it! Nancy

Baby Vagabond said...

What a cool feature! I will have to check back on Tuesday to see what goodies everyone has found!

:-) Rosie

ann said...

I READ WRONG,I SEE IT'S TUESDAY FOR TRASH TO TREASURE DAY.MAY I JOIN PLEASE?ANN SKELTON

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Nice Lamp!!!! Yes... leave the color just as is. It's perfect.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal