See, I've had this wee lamp for a few years now. It was a $2.99 Goodwill find from my early days as a pseudo-divorcee. I was on a major budget then, as I am now.
I was into the woody, 70s thing for awhile, but my kitchen features a lot of black and white now and the little lamp lives in the kitchen, so I decided to give it an update with a bit of super simple, super cheap acrylic paint. Here goes!
Meh. Perfection is overrated.
I painted the base and body with a teeny bit of acrylic black and (using a teeny weeny brush) painted the cut outs white after the black dried.
Oh, and while doing this, a full episode of Tori and Dean played in the background, and I got to pretend I wasn't really watching it, so... no one can judge me and it was fun in more ways than one.
Anyway, if you had to buy the paint new, it would cost you less than $10 (at most). I used Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Paint (2oz tubes), which are still basically full. It's what I had. And I like the semi-matte finish.
The little lamp tells me it's very happy to be living so close to the wine. I say...
tell me about it.