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

  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!!!

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

  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.

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

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

  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!

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


  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!

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

  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

  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

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



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