These metal-base lamps are all over the thrift stores right now. In fact, lamps of all shapes, sizes, and of lovely historical backgrounds I'm sure. Can you say, character! And it’s such an easy craft to turn this baby from blah...to ahh!
Thrift store searching
10-15 minutes painting
Paint brush (medium size and small bristle for all the nooks and crannies)
Acrylic paint of any color(I personally love the Waverly chalk finish acrylic paints)
Just paint and let dry. Easy enough (I didn't even need a second coat, yeah!)
PROJECT COST: $4