I bought this lamp about 3 years ago (sorry, I don't know why I didn't take a pic of it with the shade!) when my bedroom was accented with burgundy.
Since moving a few times, this lamp made it's way to the bonus room where all my unwanted burgundy decor has landed for the time being. I am almost done putting my mark on the rest of the house. All that is left is the bonus room, so I have been sifting through my decorating stash and trying to decide what things I can keep and repurpose. I hate to get rid of a good lamp just because it is the WRONG color! It just needed a little bit of paint!
I took some light aqua paint I had leftover from my living room redo and painted over all the burgundy. The, I mixed some black and brown acrylic paints to get a nice dark brown and painted the swirlies. I also mixed in some glaze with the dark brown and used it to antique it. I spray painted the lampshade brown. I already had all the paint, so I got a new lamp for free!!
(I don't recommend spray painting lamp shades. I don't have a pic, but once I turned the lamp on, you could see spots where the paint was thicker in some areas. Oh well, I guess I'll just keep it turned off until I find another shade!!)
I'm joining The Nester for her Lampapalooza party. Go check out her new old chandy and every one else's lamp projects! http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/2009/05/lampapalooza-party.html