I needed some lamps for the family room. So when I found these beauties for $4 each at DI, ofcoarse I had to snag them. Notice the harps are different sizes. I had to buy new harps for $3 each.
A few weeks later I found these lamp shades for $1 each! Loving it!
Only one lamp came with a finial. And when I set them on the end tables they seemed a little short. No problem. I had these magic tools I bought on a clearance sale at Lowe's one time. (I knew I'd need them someday!) Anywho, the finials were 52 cents a pair, and the risers were 19 cents a pair.
Now I was cooking, only they still seemed short. So I measured the base of the lamp, and started scouring the used stores for something that would fit my measurments and raise the lamps. That's when I met these lovely ladies at the Salvation Army store. I just loved their curves and they were the exact right size. Plus they cost me a rocking 25 cents for this pair of wooden bowls.
So I glued the bowls to the base of the lamps and filled in a few cracks.
I really like how the curves of the bowl matches the curves of lamp.
Then I sanded everything and primed it.
First I was going to paint them black, then cream with a brown glaze, but finally I chose Krylon Brushed Metallic spray paint with a Satin, nickel finish.
I think they turned out pretty good. Take a look, what do ya think? My total cost was about $17 for the two or $8.50 a piece.
One more thing done in the family room. I still need to refinish the end tables, black, cream or white? Or maybe a combo, like black on the bottom and white on top? What do you think I also want to make a big ottoman/coffe table. Well let's just enjoy these lamps for now!
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