Since "bumble bee" really didn't go with my current decor, I knew it needed to be painted. At first I was thinking of rub-n-buffing it gold, but after a trial it just wasn't feeling right. It's actually reading better in the pic than it did in person. To stick with the fairy-tale thing I apparently started, the slipper didn't fit.
So I tried another color. And it fit!
I really do love the simple white with the fun shape of the lamp base. Now to figure out the shade. Here's where you guys come in hopefully, because I can't decide! I got a cute shade at Lowe's on clearance for $5. I'm not in love with the pattern, but figured for the price, it was perfect to paint.
Here's where I'm a little stuck and would love your take on it.
Should I paint the shade a solid punch of color? (not necessarily bright green)
Go with a 2-tone?
Or paint the original metal shade a new color to modernize it and banish the rest of the bumble bee effect?
I'm trying something new here and would love you guys to weigh in with the embedded poll (if you're reading this via e-mail or RSS and the poll isn't showing up, please click through and vote!)