I needed a lamp for Baby T's room; when I stumbled upon this lamp at the thrift store, I figured it would be perfect for her room.
DO's and DON'T's
DO: Did you know that you can paint lamps? After I brought this baby home, I felt like there was too much pink in the room so I decided to paint the base of it. It has a porcelain/ceramic/cement-like base. It was super-easy to paint. I used about three coats so that it could take some wear and tear.
DON'T: Did you know that you can not paint or spray paint your lampshade. Yes, I tried and it didn't work. When you turn on the light, every detail shows and it's not a nice picture. SO, I found this cute lampshade at Walmart for $7. It all turned out nicely.
An option for a lampshade redo would be gluing flowers or ribbon on an old shade. I wanted a more simple look so I didn't take that path. For a cute idea, see the picture below from projectnursery.