Makeover Ideas for Rescued Chair & Lamp?

Q: I ‘rescued’ this lamp and chair from the curb last week, and I would like some ideas on how to refinish them. Our apartment has red walls and nice hardwood floors (as you can see in the pic) but we don’t plan to be in this apartment past this year. So I’m not so much looking for something to match now, but something funky that I can use wherever I am in the future.

The sofa, the Chinese chest, a gorgeous red Turkish carpet (not in the pictures), and those two chairs are the items we will take to our next apartment. They look a bit formal, but we are actually not that formal, and I want to make new additions to our room a little more fun and casual. I would like to maybe paint the lamp stand a funky green or turquoise – or would that be too much? I could leave it wood, but it’s all scuffed up anyway, and I’d like to update that old look with funky paint or maybe a neutral base colour and make a funky shade?

And the chair? i’m open to anything! I could sand it all down and keep it as wood, but I get inspired by those AT tours with homes full of colour. This furniture was cheap (free!) and I’ve got nothing to lose by going bright and funky.

Any ideas? I’m open to anything, and don’t want to play it safe – I want colour!

Thanks for your suggestions and for all the inspirations on AT every day

Sent by Brenda

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