Thursday, July 6, 2017

MODify: Should I "Destroy" This Vintage Pendant Lamp? What Do You Think? Halp!

Have you ever found something 2nd hand that you want to destroy, yet feel guilty about it? I'm at that cross road with this lovely vintage pendant lamp I found at the thrift store. Remove the orange and purple beads and you have exactly what I was looking for!

I was driving home fully intending to immediately get to work destroying it but then it hit me, this was clearly made for a little girl's room in the 70s and in a particular space it would look REALLY good just like it is.


It also already had a black light in it which looks really good with the orange and purple!


What do you think? Should I transform it into the lamp I need or sell it to someone who wants to preserve its beauty as-is?

Update: I was kindly informed via Facebook that this is a lawnware light meant for outdoors/RV use. You can see it on the bottom of this listing but mine has holes on the bottom that cut off the name. That would explain why it's plastic! You can see different unique patterns on these when you look them up online.
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19 comments:

  1. This is definitely a dilemma. I would suggest trying to sell it as is with its fun charm that someone once worked hard at creating. But maybe give it a certain about length of time. If it does not sell, then it was meant to be destroyed and re-purposed by you. :)

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    1. That's a good solution too. I wonder if the little beads and stuff are originals or not, hmmm!

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  2. It's so cute! Great find! I love that it came with a black light in it already.
    I think it's such a personal thing. If your heart calls for you to keep and transform it then that's the right thing to do.

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    1. Thanks Chelsey. My hear wants to rip it apart but I may stick it online via offer up & see if I get bites first

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  3. I just read your comment on Chelsey's post. I think that's a great idea. If someone buys it, then yay. If not, then yay too coz that means it's meant for you do whatever you want with it:)
    Hope you had a great July 4th!

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  4. I'd leave it as is. It's super unique. I've never seen anything like it

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    1. It is, it would be so neat in a super 70s room with flower power posters everywhere.

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  5. Yes, I think it's great, don't destroy it.It's pretty.

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    1. Thanks Auntie, looks like I may try some easy selling options.

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    1. Gut says to push the baubles out but save them at this point? rrrg, we'll see :)

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  7. oh that's a tough one..
    if this is exactly what you were looking for minus the beads then modify and destroy!
    but if you feel comfortable in selling it and continuing your search for the light you really want then sell.
    We don't always have the time to wait and keep searching.

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    1. Thanks Hena. I have it on a couple of places, if it doesn't sell soon I'll rip the beads out ;) haha. Agreed with you time is a factor here.

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  8. Is this fashioned out of a plant pot? Cause I think I had this pit once upon a time. Without the coloured additions. Attempt to sell then revamp seems appropriate to me...though I'm cool with moving right to the revamp. :)

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    1. Nope, it's known as lawnware and was an indoor/outdoor lamp, often used for RVs. I could see how it looks like a plant pot :D

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  9. One vote for transforming! But I think just leave it for several weeks because it's also cute itself.
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