I bought this lamp at Goodwill a few years ago and have been using it in my office at work. I finally got around to making it over (with a small "oops, I sure didn't see that coming" conclusion).
I decided to makeover the lampshade using road map pieces and Mod Podge. I've been a Mod Podger since the 70's when I first used it to makeover a table for a 4-H project.
I cut the map pieces into 3" squares and then placed them will-nilly on the shade, coating each piece with Mod Podge. After it dried, I applied another coat of MP and then added some trim.
The lamp base is glass so I primed it with a plastic spray paint primer ('cause that's what I had on hand) and then sprayed on a coat of Valspar paint, tropical oasis.
This is the finished lamp with the light off.
Here is the finished lamp with the light on. OOPS! Willy-nilly, as it turned out, was a silly way to apply the paper. DOH!
Live & learn.
What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. ~ Joseph Joubert
(aint it the truth?)