The Spring weather here in AZ has been amazing lately - perfect for outdoor painting projects and thrifting.
Over the weekend, I drove out of my area to explore some thrift shops more north and I picked up an awesome lamp to makeover.
They originally were their natural color (terracotta) but I've painted them white, black & gold, back to white, and now the blue. These accessories have the serpentine line (a "serpentine line is an "S" shaped form), similar to the lamp.
The lamp originally had a white base, I thought I would like to keep, so I had covered it, But when I removed the tape after painting, I didn't like it.
Take your lamp to the lighting store, and try it with different shades.
If your budget allows, consider visiting a custom-shade maker, who can tailor a shade specifically to fit your lamp.
It didn't have a shade, but I had seen one sitting on the top of one of their fixtures that would work great, also for 50% off of - Shades too can easily run and up, depending on their size, pattern and material.A light brushing took away some of the dust from the textured crevices and I sealed it with two coats of clear matte sealer.It brought back its life and made the shade look like new.Since I'm done with spring cleaning and purging, I decided to restyle the bedroom for Spring / Summer and this lamp was the perfect little update for a window vignette, on my chest drawers.The lamp had awesome scale & texture - plus it was a GREAT deal at 50% off the thrift price at Goodwill AZ during their Super Saturday Sale.