Seaside Stories Under a Seaside Lamp

Posted by Sharon McKinley on

I’m always on the hunt for great bargains at Goodwill and anyone that does reclaimed projects knows that Goodwill is just full of great bargains.  I try to go in not really looking for anything in particular because that is when I usually see something I can reclaim. On this trip, I saw this lamp sitting in the lamp section.  Don’t be afraid to plug in lamps and any other electrical items to make sure they work – and yes, I keep an extra light bulb in my car – just in case. I debated and debated whether to get it or not but, I figured I could always do something with it.

I can usually find good lamps to reclaim at my Goodwill store but a lot of times though the lampshades are in a sad state, but the reclaimed gods were smiling down on me that day because on the next shelf was a beautiful tan linen lampshade in pristine condition.  I knew it was meant to be!

After cleaning the lamp with a degreaser, b/c let’s be honest not everyone is as OCD as I am about cleaning – especially things I get at Goodwill, I sprayed the lamp with basic white spray paint I had left over from another project.  I looked through my stencils and once again, fell in love with the anchor – so an anchor it was!

I stenciled on the anchor, which took only a few seconds, and had leftover heavy rope from another project – have I said lately that I’m in love with this look? I wrapped the jute around the top of the lamp, added the lampshade and there you go–

a great anchor lamp for any seaside cottage.  Can anyone guess that I really want to move seaside!


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