Sometimes a quick coat of paint can give new life to even the homeliest of home goods :-)
I saved this fantastic lamp from a co-workers trunk right before it was to meet it's demise.
I had some leftover grey paint that has zero VOC, so it's environmentally friendly and has really low fumes.
I gave it a good coat.
Then I hung out with this giant poodle as the paint dried.
After searching for a new lamp shade, I realized they are ridiculously expensive so I just sprayed the old one white,
and let it thoroughly dry.
I cut some strips of cute paper . . .
they can be taped right on to the lamp . . .
a splash of color can really change it up.
It's a really easy fix.