A sure sign you have a hobby is that every yard sale, thrift shop or rummage sale, your eyes light up when you see an object you find yourself either buying every time or dreaming of what you didn't buy. Is it a chair? Chenille bedspreads? Swing Coats? Tools? Maybe lamps? On the Internet there are many lamp makeovers. Here are a few of my favorites:
Rain on a Tin Roof Painted base with a lovely lampshade
The Lettered Cottage Using spray paint
And a favorite new lamp on Shades of Light bushel basket lantern.
I began collecting lamps over twenty-five years ago starting with yard sale dollar lamps. After a while, I become more selective. I prefer to collect any sorry lamp in need of attention. I bought the plaster figural lamp many years ago as a pair. Researching online I ran across the male as a statue sold in the late 1800s. Repairing the many breaks has been a slow process because I use the lamp. In order to make a repair, I have to unplug the electric connection, and allow the plaster to dry for a few days to be safe.
When making over or repairing any lamp it should always be unplugged. Think safety when doing a lamp makeover.