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Changing the shade and painting the base of an old lamp is one of the most ubiquitous DIY projects around, so how is it we've never gotten around to doing it ourselves? We remain appreciative of others who pick up the gauntlet, including Kristin's endeavor to spruce up this table lamp for a housemate. See how she accomplished this after the jump...

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In her words, "[h]e needs something a little less opaque. I need something a little less tacky." Teal spray paint and floral fabric make for a much lighter, more fun piece. See a visual tour of her process here.

Images: Kristin Roach