Picked up some lamps at Goodwill about two weeks ago. I went there with my grandmother to peruse and as soon as I walked in I spotted the most gorgeous lamps. I couldn't believe these puppies were just sitting there waiting for me to buy them. Now, let me tell you, they were a tad on the dirty, rusty, in need of looove side, but that didn't stop me from scooping them up A-SAP. I hadn't even grabbed a cart yet and I already had the lamps in tow. My granny grabbed a cart and we were on our way to look for more goodies.
Took them home, took them all apart, sanded the base, spray painted all the brass to nickel, and bought a couple shades.
Lamps are expensive. Mucho expensivo. My total investment:
2 Lamps with tax: $15.13
New plugs: $3.80
2 New shade holder thingys: $7.48
2 New shades: $30
Silver paint: $0
Divided by 2: $28.21