There is a very fine line between "shabby chic" and "tacky," which I crossed when purchasing this lamp at a thrift store last summer. The five dollar price tag and earthy color scheme hijacked my good senses and lured me into an impulse buy I would obviously soon regret because...c'mon now, look how hideous it is. I mean, what would be the theme in a living room where this eye sore was perched on a side table? I am guessing 1970's Patriotism, which I promise you the rest of my home decor does not reflect - although I did tell my husband, as a joke, of course, that I planned to stencil the phrase, "We the People..." on the open wall space above our new un-cool antique. He smiled, but in a worried kind of way because actually, I am quite unpredictable.
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