I painted the base 'cause let's face it, these are boring lamps! The flow is pretty unexciting, too - just a few big blobs moving up and down. The flow of the 90s Centuries puts these to shame. This one is clear though, which is a plus. Purchased for $20 at Spencer's.
I wanted to try out a "Squiggle" type design on the bottom, but I'm too afraid I'll screw it up. This is my only made-in-China Lava Lite.