I just bought a pair of small lamps from a friend at our garage sale for only 5 bucks. I am going to paint the base a grey/blue and stencil a design on our white Target lampshades that didn't sell from our previous bedside lamps. They will look great on the IKEA dressers (after I paint those up!) in our white bedding guest room on the main floor.
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A plain lampshade is the perfect venue for painted motifs. This one, embellished with zinnias, is easily re-created with the help of a rubber stamp, a sheet of clear acetate, and a soft palette of sunshine-and-shadow green hues
Blue Ribbed Ceramic Lamp Base