I found this little blue lamp at the S.A. for $3. I liked the blue, but hated the gold/brass plated trim. I had read an article awhile back at Style North about stripping the brass plating off yourself and when I saw this lamp I knew it would be a good first experiment.
But the makeover didn't stop there, I needed a new shade. I found this beauty for $2, and an old white sheet which had a subtle pattern on it when held up to the light. The white on white pattern won't compete with the other fabrics in the room or be a boring white shade.