I have a pair of lamps that were retired from duty in our bedroom some time ago - they work perfectly, but they just didn't suit the look of our new abode. I did try to sell them online a couple of times, but nobody was interested. Poor unwanted lamps. :(
I almost donated them to charity last month, along with a pile of other stuff, but something made me haul them back out of the box and hang onto them. So now I'm thinking of giving them a makeover. This is what they look like:
The base is a very simple turned timber design; pine with a clear satin finish. The shade is an off-white jacquard fabric featuring Latin words. I have a strong feeling that these babies can be transformed into something more up to date. But what?
French Provincial with a shabby finish? Black gloss? Metallic finish? Something altogether different that I haven't thought of? And what about the shade? Is it salvageable or do I have to replace it?
I don't know whether I even want to keep them, so selling them is an option. I just want to do something with them that will result in somebody saying "Wow. I love those lamps."
So I'm asking the internet for help. If you have any suggestions, let me have 'em. I don't care whether you're a makeover veteran, or have no skills at all - if you have an idea, I want to hear it. Please. :)