I found two of these lamps in a clearance aisle at Target a few weeks back.
I checked the tag and immediately grabbed both lamps-- two lamps for under $25? Yes please. We've been wanting lamps for our bedroom since the overhead light seems glaringly bright at night.
As soon as I got home, I disassembled the shade from the base and took the bases out to the garage for some white spray paint. The shades were recovered in linen I had leftover from our headboard. Everything was fine until I actually brought them into our room and set them on either nightstand.
There's just a few problems.
Problem #1: Proportions are a little off. Next to the headboard, the lamps look teensy tiny.
Problem #2: Our side tables are so low that this is my perspective when I walk in.
Problem #3: I could have done a slightly neater job when recovering the lamp shades. :)
We're still using the lamps until I find taller lamps to take their place. Once I find those, I'll put these lamps somewhere else...somewhere high, like on top of a dresser, so I can't see down in the shade. And I may recover them again as well. I wish I could just redo the linen, but its hot-glued to the shade and will probably do a lot of damage to pry it off.
Live and learn, right? The lamps are still going to be put to use (just not next to our bed) so they're not a total loss. In the meantime, I'll be scouring Goodwill and Target's clearance!