Make yourself a beautiful pair of marble lighting masterpieces.

First check Craig's List and e-Bay. I found these little beauties on e-Bay and stuck with my initial bid of $25 for the pair!

Believe it or not, when you least expect it, your bid will be the high one. They arrived 10 days later in perfect condition.

Now you'll need a gold base to spiff them up just a bit. It's just like adding piping to a throw pillow.

Once you have received your bases, just treat them with a quick coat of gold Rubb n' Buff, which you can purchase online or at Blick art supply.

Top them off with some natural burlap lampshades from Ballard Designs and you have a beautiful set of table lamps that can either go on one console table behind a couch, on end tables on either side of your couch, or in your bedroom.

 Nate Berkus via La Dolce Vita

It's as easy as 1-2-3!