A while ago I saw this Jonathan Adler giraffe lamp for $395 and new I would never own it, but I really liked it. I couldn't imagine buying a lamp for that much money. I did keep an eye out for minimalistic animal lamps, though.
Along comes a Menards ad with a sale showcasing kids lamps and one of them has giraffes on it in garish colors. The lamp is only $9.99 after rebate and I thought to my self that that's not a bad price for something I can modify a bit.So, I had my husband pick me up a lamp while he was on his weekly Menards run. We I pulled the lamp out it definitely looked like a $10 lamp.
I had white, glossy spray paint from a previous project and I taped off all none giraffe portions of the lamp. After applying a few coats I had my new lamp and I don't think it looks like it was $10 anymore! A pretty easy fix to an ugly lamp and I love the cost much more than $395.
It will be in the new nursery for the baby's arrival!