No thrift store or yard sale finds to share with you today. But sometimes my
“frugal finds” consist of clearance finds too!
Like these recent lamps I found at Kohl’s.
I have LOVED these glass ball lamps since I saw them a year or so ago for the first time, I am sure on a blog I read. I see them everywhere now – blogs, Pinterest, Homegoods, and many other stores. I knew that I would LOVE to have some for our master bedroom to have on the nightstands on either side for the bed. Only problem – the cheapest I have seen them is around $50 each at Homegoods or Ross/Marshalls’s.
Until one day I walked into Kohl’s after Christmas. In the aisles were big stacks of lamp boxes with a red sign that said 90% off (when you took an additional 20-25% the already discounted price.)
$29.99 and then take an additional 25% off = $22.49. And I just happened to have a 30% off your purchase coupon too right then (when you use your Kohl’s card they give 12-15 discounts all throughout the year and they are good on EVERYTHING! No exclusions unlike all those other mall stores I try to avoid that exclude pretty much everything on their coupons.)
Bottom line – I paid $15.75 for each lamp (originally priced $99 each). Which in my book is an awesome price! Even if you can find a thrift store or yard sale lamp for $5.00 or less, they usually don’t come with the shades so you end up spending $10-15 on a shade. I love my $3.00 spray painted brass lamps but I had to pay $10 for each shade making them cost actually $13 each.
My master bedroom is definitely not picture perfect or a room that we love but hoping that it will be by this summer (see Home Goals here). I have BIG plans to finally make this a beautiful haven for us – with some refinished yard sale furniture, new linens, new curtains (which I plan to sew or DIY), and decorated with vintage and yard sale finds. (Yes, the plastic is still on the shade. Not sure if I will leave them out right now or pack them up until the room is ready. Have a lot of painting and DIY that needs to happen in there first.)
I get a little peek into how pretty this room will be now when I walk into the room and see this pretty sight on the nightstand. (Ignore the 70’s bachelor pad furniture – finally got my husband to agree to get rid of it and it will be gone soon.)
And one more clearance find. If you follow me on facebook you saw this picture I shared of a bunch of clearance lamps at Hobby Lobby.
They were great prices – $18-24 each. Lower prices than I have ever seen at Hobby Lobby.
I picked up this lamp for $20 and am trying it out in the living room.
It is much better than what I had there before.
BUT, I am not positive that I am loving them? I have another week to decide before I need to take it back. I love the shade and am definitely wanting to incorporate more white into the room – so they should be perfect. Maybe I just need to live with it some more. And yes, I am playing with some different art over the sofa. More on that later.
So there’s some fun clearance finds and some little changes I have been making. Gotta start somewhere right? A room definitely doesn’t come together overnight!
Found any fun clearance finds recently? Picking up clearance chocolate today?? Best day to buy chocolate – day after Valentine’s Day!