It was love at first sight! Just the thing to brighten our master bedroom (the shade was added after the fact - borrowed from a set of black lamps I bought at Target a couple of years ago). Alas, there was only one. Sigh. At $6.99, it was coming home with me regardless. But if only I could find a match! The super fabulous symmetry would make me sooo happy! And then, I saw another lamp out of the corner of my eye.
I had read a DIY tutorial about painting lamps on Isabella & Max Rooms, and I immediately thought, "I can do that!" So, home the lamps came. I started by taping off the socket and the cord with painter's tape and a plastic bag.
Then I took her out to the garage and gave it her 2 coats of spray primer.
Next, I gave her 3 coats of the closest yellow I could find to the other lamp. I finished it with 2 coats of clear gloss to make her shine!
This picture makes it look a bit brighter than it actually is, but you get the idea! Fun, right? And bright and spring-y! I spent about $20 total for the lamps and the spray paint. And I'm actually kinda digging the slight difference in shapes between the two lamps. Now I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for DIY lamp-painting candidates. It's such a simple way to update a room! I'd love to hear what you think, or if anyone else has given this a try!