I have been wanting to get rid of this lamp for some time now. I read recently on several blogs how spray paint could be used to change the appearance of lamps. (These same blogs have been spray paintng plates and platters, too. Just may have to try that on another day.) It looked easy and I thought I would have nothing to lose. So after purchasing a new shade and some spray paint,
then taping the area I did not want to paint,
this is the result:
What do you think? Not bad! Looks pretty good and definitely different. Just may have to try this idea on a few other old lamps laying around this house.