This was an easy makeover because all I really had to do was primer and paint. Unfortunately, the lamp met with an unexpected accident while I was vacuuming my living room. I, inadvertently, sucked up the lamp cord with the vacuum attachment and, while trying to pull the cord out, I knocked it over on the hard floor cracking it in half. Luckily, I had some E600 glue in my tool box and was able to glue it back together almost as good as new. I painted it a creamy white with no distressing.
I had an extra lamp shade at the shop that I made for this lamp. The other lamp sold, but I had still had the shade, so It worked out perfectly.