I went shopping for a new light lamp for our 2nd bedroom a few weeks ago. I went to Goodwill first, and it was a major bust. The lamps that I was somewhat interested in redoing were more expensive than this lamp that I found at Marshall's right next door. I had wanted a base just like this one that I could paint gray. It was a light beige before I painted it.
As you can tell the lampshade it came with was dented pretty well. I went to the nearest associate and asked them what their best price would be on it. I had never done that before at Marshall's but with a $50 price tag I thought it wasn't really fair considering the shade. Plus, knowing this lamp would be that price in good condition at Home Goods I thought it warranted a discount.
Boy am I glad that asked! She took off 18 dollars off the price, so I ended up paying $32 for it. I feel that it is a pretty substantial size and worth the final price offered.
I taped off the lamp, sanded it with some rough sandpaper, and then sprayed it with the same gray Valspar spray paint I've used in other projects. I had an extra shade lying around that I purchased at Home Goods a few months back. The shade was $12 dollars. I hope to possibly recover the damaged shade that this lamp base originally came with in the future. Luckily both of these shades were similar in size. Here is the lamp after the update:
The total cost for this lamp redo was $44 dollars for the lamp and shade. Thanks for stopping by!