Before we get into all of that, I thought you might like to see what the lamps looked like when I purchased them from the Re-Store.
A little funky aren't they? When I saw them in the store I knew that I had to have them because it is rare to find a pair of lamps. They aren't exactly the gourd shaped lamps that I see everywhere, but they were cheap and with spray paint all things are possible.
I gave each lamp a coat of spray primer. Then I used glossy white spray paint.
The bases were gold, but I wanted them toned down and bit.
I used the hammered gold Rust-oleum and really liked the results.
And thankfully, most of us agreed that shorter harps were needed. Funny how the lampshade on the right sits a little lower. Oh well, Re-Store. I also picked up the finials yesterday at my local hardware store and gave them a coat of the hammered gold.