This is a lamp with a long back-story. My brother snagged it a long time ago when it was gold and tacky because he thought it had potential to be refurbished. It was around for several years and he never did anything with it, so eventually I brought it into Chrissy and my apartment and finally rejuvenated it, with a metal flake blue paint job, new wiring, new shade (which wasn't ideal) and a spherical chrome finial.
Chrissy rightly decided the metallic blue didn't really fit into our new house, so it needed to be updated again. The beautiful result can be seen below.
Some cream colored paint and a new shade class things up and it goes perfectly with out new living room.