A recent acquisition is a lamp which has been in limbo for a few years. My Sweet Grandma had the matching set in her "formal" living room. Mother Dear made them for her during a ceramics phase. When they were initially offered to me, I was hesitant. This lamp is a beast. It's a huge piece, and we don't have the space. Plus, burnt orange, avacado green, brown and gold don't exactly "go" with what I had at my (then) apartment.. so I declined. The Dad took them, and recently offered them to me again.
Although I was torn, I put them both for sale at my yard sale a few months back. One found a new home, the other ended up in my "project pile." I finally realized that I couldn't bear to get rid of it. There was something about it I liked....
..but that color scheme had to go.
So I did what every newbie to DIY would do. I spraypainted it white.