I'm just *slightly* addicted to lamps. And more than that...love finding a cheapie that I can re-do. Our Goodwills always have a big selection of lamps just ripe for the re-vamping! If I can't find anything else in the store, I can always pick up a $4 lamp and find some place for it to sit in my house.
The original texture of this one was kind of interesting....a little rough, but still ceramic. It didn't require any sanding...just a good wipe down and she was ready for her paint.
I had really wanted to do the new Krylon Looking Glass paint on this lamp, but seriously couldn't find it anywhere. So, I just went with the next best thing. And that texture was EASY to paint. Only needed two thin coats (and only used half a can!). I just taped up the cord and hardware at the top and it was an easy fix.
I added (yet another) drum shade (that could maybe be a size bigger) and she was ready.