I decided to use Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint for my color mostly because I already had some on hand but I did have to purchase an additional can so I spent another $4. After four coats of paint over the entire base the lamp already looked ten times better than before. However, because it is made of wood and there were a few cracks and knicks it didn't look very fresh and clean like I was imagining. I was ready to sand it down and give it a couple more coats of paint but the distressed look appealed to me more so I just sanded as much as I could.
I really love this new lamp that I created and it looks even better with the burlap lamp shade on it that I purchased from Target for $20. I thought about covering my own lamp shade but I would have chosen burlap anyway so this pre-made shade was perfect!
This lamp has made an excellent addition to our Beach Guest Room! I have a side table in this room that I have decided to finish in the same way so it will match the lamp and balance out the room. I'm putting that on my To Do List for June!
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