So I've been looking for two table lamps that match. I found these ugly brass lampes at the thrift store, one for $4.00 and one for $5.00. I know they obviously don't match, but they are the exact same height, and have similar shapes. I'd been looking for a while, and decided they were close enough.
spray paint--white primer.
2. Paint yellow
None of the spray paints were the right color.
So I found a paint color I liked, but didn't want to buy a whole quart of latex paint for a few accent items, so I ended up just using acrylic craft paint and a sponge brush.
The lamps ended up being brighter than I had wanted, so I added a brown glaze.
I put a drop of brown acrylic paint in a glossy glaze, and it just added a slight brown to take the bright yellow down a notch, trying to get in the mustard realm rather than banana.
Here's the difference.
The left lamp has the glaze.
I got the 2 lamp shades at Ikea for $10 each.
My first addition of yellow to my house and so far I like it.