When I started redoing my bedroom, a friend of mine gave me an old lamp that she used to keep in her classroom. It has a lot of shells in it and a slightly stained and outdated shade. It also had a dead seahorse inside. It's non-existant eye haunted me. Haunted me, I tell you. I really wish I had taken a picture of it. Oh well. Anyway, here's a before picture:
I picked up a round shade from Target when it went on sale for around $18.00. Then I sat down, unscrewed the bottom of the lamp, and started shaking the shells out. The awkward part came in when I tried to clean the inside of the lamp. Long story short; it's still slightly dusty/linty inside. Ready to see the final result?