Updating crystal lamps
Select a spray paint that coordinates with your room decor.Modern spray paint colors include brushed metal, chocolate brown, turquoise, tan marble and aluminum.I bought some eggshell colored wrapping paper that had a sparkle design on it.I tore the paper into small pieces and decoupaged the torn pieces to the globe.Lamps are so expensive now, so reinventing an old lamp with a new look saves a lot of money.Personally, I think lamps are so over priced to begin with.I have taken parts from discarded lamps and made new lamps, even drilled holes in a ceramic vase to incorporate into a "new" lamp; new wire and a socket are inexpensive.
It is flush mounted lighting that is not good over a vanity because of the shadows it puts on your face.It looks really nice; kind of a lacy look from a distance.This lamp also had a small light in the base that you could turn on or not, separate from the main light.I've checked the home improvement stores and looked online and haven't seen anything. I don't see how, but my Thrifty Fun friends have came up with other solutions that I'd have never thought of. Worth, Perhaps you could cover (wrap around) the chain with things such as garland, ribbons, bows, flowers, etc. You could even do seasonal themes like Christmas, Valentines Day, etc. I bought some wrapping paper with a neutral background that had sparkles. This lamp sits on a marble coffee type table in front of a bow window, so a taller type shade is needed. The best part is that I still have an old gold one as well as the updated one, in case I want to change things around. If it's from the 70s, then it's plumb worn out. I see this type of lamp at the thrift stores sometimes, and I love the light in the base, but never the color of the glass.
I tore the paper into small pieces and used Plaid Decoupage Glue in glossy finish. It's hard trying to find a shade that's reasonable. Next time I come across a pair cheap enough, I might just give your idea a try.I need advice on what I should do with these lamps.