I went to Lowe's to see what kind of deal I could find on a lampshade. And boy did I find a deal! I got this shade:
and this finial thing:
all for the grand total of:
one dollar and fifty-eight cents! I was excited! I picked up a harp later that day and learned how to unwire (is unwire even a word?) the socket and put the harp on. Anyway, I spray painted the lamp and finial black. Once they were dry, I put all the pieces together. I thought it looked a little blah, so I found a piece of ribbon and tied it around the shade. Here's the result:
Not the best picture, but you get the idea.
Well, I'm off to enjoy one of my last few days of summer break (sniff, sniff).