I've had an ugly lamp in my possession all of my adult life. It was in my house growing up. I'm sure it wasn't ugly when my parent's bought the lamp. But 40 or so year years later the lamp was looking pretty dated. The entire time I've lived in my house the lamp has been in the basement. I couldn't bring myself to give it up. I knew it had potential.
So today, after telling John for over a year I was going to do something with it, I did something with it. I cleaned it, primed it, and painted it.
It's now a shiny light blue. It is my new bedside lamp.
I love how it looks now. The paint and a new lampshade really glammed it up.