Not much to look at at first. I paid $2 each for them at a yard sale out in Amelia. My thoughts... white, lovely white would perfect.
I set them up on the deck and got the Krylon Spray Paint in Gloss White. I decided not to use my primer thinking it wouldn't be too tough to coat the lamps. Bad idea. It took about 5 coats, almost my whole can of paint. *Word to the wise, prime if you've got it.
I had already bought two white Ikea Lamp Shades
wishing hoping to find some lamps I could revamp. So after painting, all I had to do was add those and voila!
I love how tall they are since our headboard is so short. I will probably add fabric to the shades to spice them up a bit. Or maybe even stencil them. Either way, I'm sure they won't stay like this for long.
$2 for each lamp, $10 for each shade, and $4 for the can of spray paint = $14 each lamp.
Yard sales can be pretty hit and miss. More times than less, I don't find anything at all. But if you're passing one, just stop by. You never know what you'll find!