I only have an after picture of this lamp, but trust me when I say it was an awkward shade of shiny bronze. Slightly tacky. I originally wanted to spray paint it a fun coral or turquoise but was slightly limited because I had to use a heat resistant spray paint.
Spray painting an object is one of the easiest ways to transform it
1. remove any rust on it, sanding down any glossy parts
2. remove all the dust with a dry cloth
Note: if spraying a lamp that has a metal over the bulb (like I did) use a heat resistant paint. If only spray painting the base of the lamp, normal spray paint should be fine, though I would recommend a metallic spray finish.
3. prime, allow to dry
4. spray your object with your paint of choice evenly, do a few coats so make sure it dries smooth.
|My lamp has a few nicks on it from the move from San Francisco back to Sonoma|