I bought this set of lamps for 20$.
One can of spray paint for 5$.
2 new drum shades for 36$.
That's just over 60$ for 2 new lamps in exactly the style and colour I wanted. Perfect!
I started with the lamps. I have them a good wipe down with lysol wipes and removed those horrible forest green shades.
I sprayed each lamp in 2 coats. I didn't use a primer as the paint advertises as being 2in1, primer AND paint. I can be lazy..I skip steps when I can. Skipping the primer on the brass lamps has never caused a problem for me!
About 25 minutes after starting this project, the lamps were ready to assemble and put inside on my repurposed dresser hutch. They match my kitchen curtains, table runner and even my dishes beautifully.