Lamps are one of those things you can pick up pretty easily at a yard sale or thrift shop and there’s an easy explanation: most people don’t think about redoing them.
They see a hideous fringed shade or a scratched-up base and all they can think is “Nope, not in my house.” Sure, new lamps aren’t that expensive — $40 to $60 for most of the ones I’m eyeing — but it’s thrilling to get one for less than a cup of tea, isn’t it? Or is that just me?
I snagged three lamps for this week’s project — one hand-me-down and two matching brass beauties from a thrift store for $1 each. The brass lamps didn’t come with shades so I picked up new white ones from Walmart — my go-to shade spot — and I was ready to get started.
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