Monday, March 31, 2014

Lighting Upgrades

We have a great thrift store in Tifton that Justin and I try to visit at least once every two weeks. They get store returns and sell them for pretty awesome prices. This is the same store where we purchased our new ceiling fan and area rug I mentioned before.

We stopped in there last week and found a great chandelier for the dining nook. Justin took it up to the cashier since there was no price marked while I continued to browse. He came back wordlessly and slipped it into our cart. I gave him a questioning look and he whispered, “Twelve dollars,” as if someone might snatch it up! I couldn’t believe what a great deal it was. The owners said since it wasn’t in a box, they couldn’t tell if all the pieces were there. Luckily, Justin is an outstanding home electrician and could tell there was nothing missing. It’s not a terribly expensive light to start with—around $50 at Home Depot—but that’s still a great savings! I have really got to get better at this photography thing, but I get so excited and snap away on my iPhone all the time.


Dining Nook Before Dining Nook After

We also got a wall mounted swing arm lamp. The initial plan was to put in beside our headboard in our room, but Justin tried it out in the living room. It is great there. This was another find the same day at the thrift store. This one was only $10. The shade is cracked but that is an easy upgrade. I’ll pick out a new shade and it will be good as new!

Swing Arm Lamp

This lamp is around $40 at Home Depot, so overall, we saved about $65 on two lights. Not too shabby if I do say so myself!

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