A few years ago I bought a lamp at an auction. It was one of those that I got caught up in the moment and bought it without really thinking about it.
So yeah, nothing special. Definitely not my style now. U-G-L-Y shade.
I used a little silver metallic paint and a new lampshade from target.
And voila! Doesn't it look so much better! And for only $13.99 I have a new lamp that actually looks like it belongs in my home!