I scored a pair of lamps for my bedroom for ten dollars each. The shades weren't my favorite and my original plan was to replace them. Before investing in new lampshades I figured I may as well try something first. After all, what did I have to lose? I turned to every diy'ers best friend, spray paint. Andy sprayed a few coats on for me and it was like a brand new lamp. The lamp still gives off tons of light, and I couldn't have been happier to not have to buy new lamp shades!
1. Use a light hand. More thin coats are better than one heavy, drippy coat.
2. Tape off the inside to shield from overspray.
3. Allow it to dry for a long period of time. You don't want those fumes inside.