4.03.2011

Light 'em up

My friend Megan and I went on a little thrift store outing this weekend.
And look what I found:
A late 1960's or early 1970's (as best I can tell from the hunting I've done online) colorful acrylic paneled hanging lamp.
It was love at first sight. Megan thought it was reminiscent of the guest bedroom as it was when we first bought the house. Ha! I totally agree! It would've fit in perfectly with the circus-striped room we did away with, but am smitten with this small dose of craziness just the same. 

 The incredibly low price tag didn't hurt either. Oh, and by the way, I found an identical lamp on ebay for $200. Crazy, huh?!?

It needed some TLC so I started disassembling it for cleaning and restoration in my 1970's kitchen. It was feeling right at home.

The inner shade has some discoloration from hot light bulbs of yore, but thanks to low-heat CFL's it won't have to endure anymore heat waves. 

 The acrylic panels popped off the frame with minimal effort. The frame was covered in dirt and rust. I gave it a quick coat of white spray paint before all was said and done.

These funky panels look right at home in the retro olive green sink.

I wanted to make sure I returned the panels back to the frame in the order they originally were, so I wrote a quick diagram to follow. It made reassembly a cinch.

 It's hanging above our dining table for now. We were using paper lanterns until now.

 Oh. Yeah.

Nothing like a small dose of swag to make for an exciting weekend.

22 comments:

  1. Love it, Kirst!! What a fabulous find. You are a miracle worker with things like this. Yeah!!

    Auntie R

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  2. Kirsti! WOW--IT LOOKS LIKE THIS ITEM WAS PURCHASED AT SALVATION! Great find!

    So good running into you--we scored too!

    http://www.wom-mom.com/2011/04/mini-super-thriftysuper-finds.html

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  3. WOW! What a find. I love it Kirsti. Awesomeness. You need a business!

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  4. @Katie you're so right my sister. Ha. It can be my second career when I retire....in 30 years!

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  5. That is a super sweet find! Nice work! Thanks for sharing at VR.

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  6. Hi, I have this lamp as well! I got it from my grandads house several years ago. Do you know anything about where it came from or who made it, etc.? Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi! Unfortunately I'm unaware of any manufacturing details. Sorry!

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