I loved everything about an old table lamp that I bought on Craigslist except its lampshade and old brass hardware. I took care of the lampshade, so now I needed to rewire it and paint the brass base. When I found an eBay store that sells nickel-plated lamp parts at unbeatable prices, I almost cried tears of joy. And my makeover was underway. (Ignore the coil of green ribbon in the photo. I originally planned to decorate the lampshade with it, but I changed my mind.) (This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a small commission. You can read my full disclosure here.)
Frankly, I was disappointed with how the silver-painted base turned out. I was hoping for more of a chrome finish, but it ended up looking shiny gray. I would rather have gotten it chrome plated, but chrome plating is expensive. So it is what it is.