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A Steal of a Deal and a Touch Up for Fall

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


It had been a while,
and my car must have known it,
because I was in the parking lot before I even knew what was happening.


Does this ever happen to you?
That extra sense; it just kicks in and there I am...
out of my car and in the store with my fingers wrapped around the shopping cart!
On this day it was Goodwill and I found a steal of a deal that just needed a little touch up.

From a distance it was the red checkered shade calling my name and it got even better as I pushed the cart closer and closer to see the base of the lamp was a rooster.  If you've been around here for any amount of time you know that two of my favorite things are the color red and roosters; Score!

There was little too much blue and shiny gold for my liking, but I figured a little touch up would make it perfect.



Mission accomplished.
After a quick dry brushing of chalk paint to tone down the gold and blue areas; it's perfect!



I used my new find to create a fall vignette on the kitchen island.
I added a small spray of pumpkins and acorns to the base of the lamp and then placed the lamp on a wooden cutting board.  Just beside, I placed a bird dish filled with pumpkin potpourri and the Pothos plant adds the finishing touch.









The vignette is especially pretty in the evenings as the sun begins to set.





Did I mention this was a steal of a deal?
The lamp was only $5.99!


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14 comments:

  1. Great deal, Cindy. I am very partial to roosters. The shade is adorable too!

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  2. Cindy, what a great find! I love your pretty rooster lamp, and it makes such a lovely vignette on your kitchen island. I hope that you are having a wonderful week!!!

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  3. Cindy, what a great find! It makes for a pretty autumn vignette...I am a rooster fan, also! Happy Tuesday

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  4. Hi Cyndy! Your find is SUCH a treasure! He looks pretty up close and make a fabulous night light too. Thanks for reminding us that some paint can change something tacky into something fabulous.

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  5. That's so pretty! The lamp lights the kitchen beautifully and I love it on the cutting board.

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  6. I love it. Great kitchen night light too. I have a few roosters sitting on my cabinet tops.

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  7. Cindy,
    Amazing find, dear friend!
    I adore how you've added your own personal touch by toning down the vivid hues in the base!
    That petite open space is "perfect" for adding a seasonal touch!
    I love the ambiance of small lamp lighting during the Autumn and Winter Seasons!
    The early evening and nighttime photos add warmth to my soul!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  8. Cindy super deal and the dry brushing did the trick. Love the bird dish too

    Cindy

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  9. Ah, you're right. It's quite cozy in the darkness. You got quite the deal. Someone must have been whispering in your ear to go in the thrift store!
    Brenda

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  10. Precious. What a deal. Your kitchen looks lovely.

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  11. What a cute, cute 'deal'. It fits right into your home like it was meant to be there all along. Love a little lamp light in the kitchen at night. I have one that stays on 24/7 in my kitchen. Hope you are having a great week. xo Diana

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  12. LOL, Goodwill is my favorite. My car goes there automatically...lol. Very cute chicken, and yes, he is perfect there, standing guard in you kitchen. Sandi

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  13. Awwwww...is is so cute, Cindy! I love a good deal and especially on something one of a kind!

    jane

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