We all like a bargain, right? Most of us like birds, right? Some of us like to paint, right? Enough questions. I recently found this handmade lamp at a thrift store.
It worked well, but I thought I could make it look better. So I painted it. White. Then came the task of finding just the right shade. With the new crisp, white look, the field was wide open!
I found all of these lamp shades at the same thrift store in course of two weeks.
Of course, simple white.
Cream colored opaque.
Fun little shade (it was still in the wrapper, so I know it was from IKEA originally).
Tailored cream colored with brown borders.
Vintage parchment colored linen (the only oval shade).
So tell me, please, what do you think? One more question: Which shade gets the bird?
In the meantime, I think I'll just put it right here.
Since the lamp was only $4 and each shade was $2-$3, I want to link with Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday! And since I love to participate in White Wednesday, I am linking with Kathleen at Faded Charm. Thanks to our hosts!