Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Finds

I Love Milk Glass!

I don't know when this love affair began, but I think it is beautiful.
This week, I want to share two of the milk glass lamps that I have found at our Goodwill. These are not fine antiques by any stretch of the imagination, but this first one I found at the Goodwill outlet for $1. I like the shape a lot.
This is how it looked when I brought it home.

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I cleaned the lamp up just a little and painted the wooden part a color that matches the rest of the great room decor. I found an inexpensive lampshade, and now I have this beautiful lamp for under $20.

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Last week when I was in our local Goodwill, I also found this cute lamp for $3. I have not cleaned it up yet, and I don't know what I am going to do with it just yet, but I also loved the lines of this little lamp.

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Happy Friday Y'all


Jodee Leader said...

Wow! Way to go! That turned out sooo cute!

Laura said...

Love your lamps! Especially the first one, which reminds me for all the world of a sea urchin. Love it!

Kristine ::Lakeshore Cottage Living:: said...

Ok...first of all I just had a jaw dropping moment on the first lamp. It is SO pretty! Amazing the transformation! You have a great eye. I can't wait to see what you do with the second one. I am going to have to keep my eye out for those at our Goodwill store now. I think you have started something!

Also, thank you for the encouragement on my remodel. You don't know how much I still want white cabinets but the comment you left really helped me to know that I made the right decision. They aren't my dream cabinets, but they will be just perfect for our time in life right now.

Back to the lamps, when I was little, I used to call the milk glass lamps poodle lamps because the little balls of glass look like poodle haircuts...isn't that funny how children think of things like that? I have a new appreciation for them now and what a steal you got them for!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH WOW.... I love what you did...BEAUTIFUL! My grandmother had one just like the last picture!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend~



Michelle said...

I love your new lamp, it's beautiful!

Patsy said...

Great job, DIL. I bet I have a hurricane globe somewhere that would fit. Can't wait for the party !

bevy said...

Those are great! Congrats on your finds... I wish I had the patience to look through Goodwill!

Dawn Garlow said...

OK, Corey, HOW do you find the time to go "friday finding"??? Which Goodwill are you talking about? Clemmons, University, which one? You are killing me! I am thinking that I just may have to do a once a week stop at Goodwill just because YOU do!! haha I LOVE that lamp re-do! You amaze me!! JC and the boys and Emma sure are lucky to have you! Way go, Creative Corey Cuthrell!! You need to TEACH ME how to do this stuff!!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE these! I wish i could find two just like them for my bedroom :)

Barb said...

My dad has 2 of those ones in the last picture! The "shades" are also milk glass . . . a hurricane glass shape (if that's what it's called . . .)

Love what you did to the first one - looks awesome!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Somewhere in my attic I THINK I have a milkglass to find it. BEAUTIFUL!

3 Peanuts said...

Beautiful...I am always on the lookout for these lovely hobnail pieces but never come across them...GREAT find and I love how you transformed the first one.

katelyn garlow said...

I read somewhere about a lady turning a lap like that into an amazing lamp using silver leaf. I know its already silver, but if you wanted to go over the glass. It would also be pretty cool to paint the silver part with a black matte paint to take the shine off.

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