Frugal Decorating: Pottery Barn Knock-off Lamps

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Frugal Decorating Requires Patience, Flexibility & Organization

The most important elements of frugal decorating can be patience, flexibility & organization. You need to know what you need/want for your home and you must be willing to wait. As we prepare to move to the new house I am making  list and keeping it in the the memo on my phone so I always have it with me. Also having great resources like other bloggers  and pinterest to help you see the lemonade in the lemon on the Goodwill shelf.

The Story of our bedroom lamps

Once upon a  time frugal girl wanted to have lamps for her night stand. We were at a garage sale about 4 years ago and found these candlestick bases. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a candlestick base because when you decorate frugally you have to be flexible. I was looking for two matching lamps, but two matching lamp bases was close enough. I scooped up the bases for $2 each and promptly set them on our night stand with out a shade.  I went through about 3 different stages on the two lamps and some of those shades were transferred to other lamps in the house and some went back to the garage sale for rehousing. Finally a couple of years later at the large well organized Catholic Garage Sale in our area I found 2 matching fluted lampshade in one of the colors we use in our bedroom.

Although I am still considering a putting a faux finish on the base I am very happy with the $6 lamps that look like Pottery Barn’s Parker Lamps.

The Parker Lamp from Pottery Barn Kids
Frugal Decorating Counting the Cost

The Base was $34 and the Parker shade was $30 so the total cost of the lamp is $64 and I needed two so $128. My total cost for this Pottery Barn knock off was $13.96 for two lamps.

 

The Mystery of History
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Aspired Living

Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

16 thoughts on “Frugal Decorating: Pottery Barn Knock-off Lamps

  1. I LOVE how your lamps turned out! I’m needing some tall lamps for the living room and I’ll have to keep my eyes open at garage sales and thrift stores.

    1. Yes, Erica thank you for the motivation! Your blog has really reinvigorated my desire to decorate. You make beauty seem possible on a limited budget!

  2. I love a good bargain, especially when you can find something that is reminiscent of a much pricier buy. Your lamp looks great! Thanks for sharing a great tip and encouragement to buy in pieces rather than searching for that perfect buy as a whole!

  3. Decorating frugally takes patience. You can almost always find what you want-eventually-at the price you want it. It takes imagination to see what can be. I love finding treasures at thrift stores that get better and better…

  4. Great tips on frugal decorating! I love finding a deocrating item I adore & then finding a way to make one that fits my budget. Thank you so much for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

  5. I have the hardest time finding lamp shades frugally. I know this, if you find something you like, and the price is right you better snatch it up while you can. Bargains don’t stay around long. I am glad you were able to find a look that worked for you at the right price! Happy New Year!

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