I love me some Goodwill! I make a weekly trip every Saturday morning to check out what they have. I have been looking for a lamp for my bedside table for a long time and FINALLY found one at Goodwill that I loved! Although it was brass, I really liked the shape of it and it was only $6.00 so you can't really beat that.
Here is the before picture of the lamp. Before I started, I took off the harp, and taped off the top. I then windexed the whole thing to make sure it was clean.
After taping it off, I spray painted a white primer on it. I know I could have sanded it a little bit, but I just really didn't want to go to the store. After letting the primer dry for about an hour, I started spray painting. I have a silver/cream/blue theme going on in our bedroom right now, so I wanted bedside lamps that were silver with cream lampshades. I spray painted the lamp and let it dry overnight.
The next day, I went to Target and found the lampshade that I wanted. It was only $18! I was super excited! I came home and put the lamp together and set it up in our room. Here is how it turned out!
What do you think? I love it! I ended up going back and buying a matching shade for the other side of the bed and spray painting that lamp the same color so that they match!