Well, after some cleaning,
Here's the finished product (pictured next to the one that is still in its original form):
And in its final location (for now at least!):
I chose yellow for the color in order to pick up the yellow flowers in the above pictured pillow - I'm going with a mocha/walnut/sea (?)blue/yellow color scheme in the living room. I'm not totally in love with the lampshade, but it was on sale at JC Penney for $20, so I snagged it - I may swap it out for a similarly shaped white shade in the near future. Here's the cost breakdown:
- Lamp - $2.50
- Shade - $20.00
- Cleaner - free (I already had on hand)
- Sandpaper - free (already had on hand)
- Spray primer - $3.44
- Spray paint - $3.44
Not bad, if I do say so myself - and I'll bet that if I had been more patient, I could have found a shade at Goodwill or some other thrift store for much less...
I'm not going to dive in to the other lamp right away - at the moment, there's no place to put it in the living room, so it may get an entirely different makeover once I figure out where it's going to go.