Can I use an outdoor lamp as decor? Target says, yes you can!

Just when you think you got it all figured out on where to look for when it comes to home décor items- Target totally flips you over to make you say "OK! I give up- you always win!". This is what happened when I when to shop for a client.

I was hired to help revamp a client's built ins. They originally started off with good intensions of using the custom built ins, but you how it goes- life got in the way and that was the last thing on their minds. However they had faith that I could turn their built ins from displaying storage to making it an awesome feature in their home again! 

 Built ins used more for storage than for displaying.

Built ins used more for storage than for displaying.

I was able to turn the neglected built ins to a beautiful feature in their home. I did pain the back wall of the built ins because I wanted to make the home accessories pop! I knew the home owner loved and own a lot of neutral accessories- so adding the color to the background really helped transform the look to be more eye catching, without having to add another color to the color story.

Ta-da! Styled built ins for displaying pictures and accessories.

There wasn't any lighting wired through the built ins. I knew I wanted some sort of lighting, but I didn't want to add electrical through the built ins. So I was on a mission to find some sort of lantern or candles. I went to the obvious places, Home Goods and Michael's, but of course ended up finding the answer to my decorating prayers- Target. I found the perfect Edison inspired battery operated LED lamp in the PATIO section! Each was $24.99 each - score!   

 Target Threshold outdoor camping lamp; $24.99 regular price

Target Threshold outdoor camping lamp; $24.99 regular price

Target out door lamp in built ins

I loved this concept so much , that I bought a similar style for another built in revamp for another client. I think the best feature is that there is no need to hide any wires and it can move into any space of the built ins without any issue. I also love the design and style of these outdoor lamps. The industrial look is a good balance of vintage and modern.  

 Target's Threshold outdoor battery operated lamp; $19.99 regular price

Target's Threshold outdoor battery operated lamp; $19.99 regular price

This shopping trip reminds me to always keep your eyes and mind open. You never know where you will find your next home accessory. You might find something that was made for the kitchen perfect for your living, or a bathroom organizer now sitting on a mantel shelf (all true stories by the way). You just never know where and when you will be inspired. Until next time!

-Keep your eyes open and explore all options!

 Valerie