When my husband and I got married, we were grateful to get MeeMaw's old lamp.
We didn't have one for Britt's nightstand, so we gladly took this one. Even though it's....less than beautiful? I think that adequately yet politely communicates what I'm feeling.
I definitely was not interested in buying a new one when it works perfectly fine! So for the past year, I've just tried not to notice it. Why did I never re-do it until now? No idea.
Rush was my right-hand man through the whole thing. Thanks, pal.
I took strips of thin, cream colored cloth (that I already had) and cut it into strips. I then bunched each strip and covered the shade section by section, hot gluing each strip of cloth to the inside of the top and bottom of the shade.
I also spray painted the body of the lamp. Yes, you can spray paint ceramic! Just rough it up with some fine-grit sandpaper, wipe clean, and spray. It took a few coats to cover up the "lovely" design on this one.
The finished product is much better. Cottage and simple.