Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chinoiserie Chic at KMART!

While out shopping yesterday for a client I made a quick stop at Kmart to see what they had in their frame department.


Of course after peeking at the frames I continued making my way through all the home decor aisles.


I stopped in my tracks when I spotted this baby:


Ah totally in love. I wasn’t crazy about the shimmer in the lamp shade, but that could easily be replaced. I even thought of giving the little elephant a fun coat of paint. I quickly put it in my cart and then came to terms that I have way too many elephants in my living room and that this one might put me in that crazy zone where people will call me the elephant lady.


It was $40 at the store, but only $26.24 online. So even with shipping it’s still better to order it online.


Right next to it was another beauty:


At the store the price was $40, but online a lower price of $29.99.


Again I wasn’t crazy about the shade, but loved the caned base. I of course also envisioned attacking this was a can of spray paint!


The lamps are on the small side. Only about 17” high, but would look great on a small entry table, desk or vanity.

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Blogger Abbie said...

You could save even more by using Ebates if you're going to get them online. Love the elephant one... especially picturing it painted white!

April 28, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger ashlina said...

stop it! that elephant is speaking to my heart. i love it.

April 28, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

hhahah the elephan lady, how cute!

April 28, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

wow! nice finds! :)

April 28, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Cristin said...


April 28, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Better than a cat lady!! What cute finds for KMart! Thanks for sharing!

April 28, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! They are both amazing and magnificent looking. I would change the shades as well.

April 28, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

Ooh love them both! My sister lives in California and she finds the best lamps at KMART! I am always shocked when she shows me one, I still can't believe they are from KMART. Our store here stinks!

April 28, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

ohhhh score!

April 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Kmart is really steppin' it up...and you should've totally bought the elephant (and spray painted it a glossy fun color!). Maybe for the next project you do for a client?!

April 28, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger C @ Project Pretty said...

Funny you should mention it.. I've been surprised by the chic pieces I've found at KMart every now and then! You just never know!

April 28, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Jami said...

Cute! You could always rotate your elephants. Keep some in storage and the rest on display. I'm the same way with black cats...

April 29, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Em Johnston said...

Hilarious! I sAw the cutest little elephant today at Ross & thought of you. Was searching for something for mom & no luck. Should have pix'ed... Oops!

April 29, 2010 at 2:12 AM  
Blogger Laurie Jones said...

I noticed this year Kmart is under this whole new revamp, even some of their clothes and shoes are actually cute! I love that elephant lamp! You could never be crazy elephant lady, there's no such thing as too many elephants!

April 29, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I'm thinking of doing an elephant theme for our wedding and this lamp is perfect!! Hmmm, I wonder how I can use a lamp in the room now :)

April 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Bold and Beautiful said...

O my goodness. They are adorable and I cannot believe they are from KMART. Yes, it would look so cute spray painted white!!!!! thanks for sharing!!! xoxo

April 29, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

Great finds Camila! I haven't stepped foot in a K-Mart in so long. I guess it's time to give them another try. Thanks for scouting!

April 29, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Amy Hadley said...

Maaan... I haven't had a Kmart in any of the towns I've lived in since I was about 10. But now I know to scout their lamps online! I was thinking the same as a couple of the others... white! And a great fabric print shade, like 4th one here. Yuuum.

April 29, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Design Darling said...

i love the idea of painting the elephant lamp! i don't think you could ever have too many... they are the cutest!

April 29, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger layersofmeaning said...

I love it! I fresh coat of pain and a new shade & done! What was the quality like? Some of their stuff end up looking too "cheap"

April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Alexandra Rae said...

WOW! Kmart? We don't have one nearby. :(( I am already called Elephant Lady (it's my logo, company name from 12 years ago, and they fill my house without asking), so I am restraining myself from an internet hunt for these! But high gloss green (like my co. Green Elephant Studios) with a great tangerine and white shade I already have....okay I'm justifying here.

April 30, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Jules said...

Elephants! But, yes, we must show restraint with these little guys. I have too many as it is!

May 4, 2010 at 2:27 AM  
Anonymous DecorArt.E said...

That lamp shade is an understated beauty. Hang a framed piece of contemporary Chinese art above it, or a pot of Japanese bamboo beside for best effects.

June 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

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