One day we were able to get out to a thrift store and we each found a couple of goodies! Here is a before and after project! The shade was inspired by this. Total cost: $4!
So, here is where we started - kinda tacky actually!
I quickly dumped out all of the old smelly potpourri and destroyed the lamp shade - getting better:
Then, I tore strips of canvas drop cloth and wrapped them around each section of the wire frame.
And, here it is in its new home: