For example, I picked up these 2 solid brass lamps for...$5!
(excuse the mess but we live here)
Used some spray paint I already has on hand.
Picked up new shades at WalMart for $10 and grabbed some ribbon I had.
And ended up with this-
I used matte black paint for the lamp bases but I'm thinking about going back over them with glossy. The matte black looks too soft against the rich, velvet ribbon or maybe I'm just a perfectionist.
Anyways, I saw this lamp shade at Pottery Barn Teen for $35 (and that's JUST the shade)
and think for $15 total, my lamps are a pretty good knock-off.
Have you found any great deals at your ReStore?