Fabulous Frugal Find — Rejuvenation Light Shade

by Katy on September 3, 2011 · 13 comments

In Portland Oregon, you go Rejuvenation lighting for your old house, or you hide your head in shame. Okay, perhaps I’m stretching the truth a wee bit, but Rejuvenation lights are specifically designed to coordinate with old Portland-style homes. So much so, that their light fixtures are all named after different streets and neighborhoods. The only problem is that their locally made products enjoy a hefty price tag that reflect their fantastic quality and how well their employees are treated.

Good for them, too rich for my blood.

I have splurged on a few of their items through the years, but for the most part, it’s been out of our budget. So imagine my delight when I found an awesome Rejuvenation glass shade sitting on a Goodwill shelf marked at the low, low price of $2.99. (Keep in mind that they tend to run around $50.) And for those of you who may wonder how I recognized it, it still sported its original Rejuvenation sticker!

I brought it home and it fit exactly on our porch light, (which was from the Rejuvenation seconds department) and I do believe is looking mighty fine.

But why tell when I can show?




I love finding great deals on items that help my house look its best. I know it’s not the most important issue in the world, but it’s just so much fun to figure out how to get the look I want while hardly spending any money.

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Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica Wolk-Stanley September 3, 2011 at 8:52 am


We are school supply shopping today…in my office supply cabinet. Just letting you know that we might be living in the big apple, but we are still keepin’ it real.


Mindy September 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

Wow, what a score! I could drool over their catalog for hours!


Shannon Breen September 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm

LOVE Rejuvenation! That shade is gorgeous.


Katy September 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Thanks, I’m rather fond of it myself. 🙂



rosa rugosa September 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Hey Katie, out here in Boston, Rejuvenation is still my first stop for lighting products. I would say you truly scored!


Laurie Garbarino January 27, 2012 at 6:17 am

Rosa, Is there a Rejuvenation store in Boston? I looked on their website, but didn’t find one.


Reese September 3, 2011 at 8:32 pm

In my past life, I was a copywriter for a company that bought last year’s models of…. everything under the sun. I wrote the “Home and Gift” items, and often got to write witty, clever and descriptive blurbs for lighting. Alot of the styles from Rejuvenation, as it turns out!

I decided to pop over to the site to just see what they had nowadays, and came across this beaut: http://www.rejuvenation.com/fixshowC761/templates/selection.phtml.

Even if that were marked down to $2.99, I don’t think I could bring myself to buy it. Just not the type of look I’m goin for. But I will agree, their stuff is very well made! I’d say that you got a grand bargain with that gorgeous find of yours 🙂


Kathy September 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I have this bat light and it is my absolute favorite! I’ve had it for about 15 years now (I think). I saw it and knew it was the right light for the top of the stairs on the 3rd floor (my home theater room) in my historic house. It is always a hit on the house tours and with guests. I see this wonderful fixture everyday and feel so blessed to have such an unusual piece.


Katy September 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

I love the bat light, it always makes me smile when I go to the store.



Kathy September 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Great deal! I love Rejuvenation! I’ve been shopping Rejuvenation for 30 years now. I’m a contractor specializing in pre- 1930 houses and always use their lights in my historic houses if I can’t get the real thing. The right light and shade really does make the home. Their products are worth every penny.
I love their store on Grand here in Portland, but I still miss the old feel of the old North Portland store.


Kris September 4, 2011 at 3:03 am

Fabulous find, it looks beautiful!!


Angela@MyYearWithoutSpending September 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

Incredible deal! I love Rejuvenation and that light looks perfect.


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