I purchased a simple, inexpensive lamp from Target in the shape I wanted.
I searched the aisles of Home Depot for the perfect shade of yellow spray paint. The staff were very helpful and let me try every shade until I made a decision! I settled on Painters' Touch Ultra Cover 2x spray paint in Warm Yellow. (Because the lamp base was made out of Resin, I had to make sure I chose a paint that worked with plastics. If trying this at home, make sure you know what material you will be painting!)
I covered anywhere I did not want painted with painter's tape we had around the house and was ready to paint!
I thoroughly shook the paint can for about 2 minutes and started spraying away, holding the can about 6 inches from the lamp base. After the first coat, I let dry a few hours then did a 2nd coat. (Make sure you do this outside or in a well ventilated area!) I brought inside after a few hours and let it finish drying overnight.
The next day after the lamp base was completely dry, I added the lampshade (also found at Target).
Total Cost of Project:
Lamp Base $19.99
Lamp Shade $16.99
Spray Paint $3.87
Our guest room complete with the perfect yellow lamp ~ priceless!