Thanks to this awesome paint by Rust-Oleum. This is all surface spray: Wood, Metal, Plastic, Cement. It requires very little prep work (right up my alley!). But, the best part is the Hammered effect. It's faux painting in a can: Just spray it on. Excellent.
I was awed by Juniper's Lamp Makeover, and I started looking at my nightstand lamps differently. Hmm.... brass, isn't that just screaming 80's?
So, I hauled the lamps outside and taped off the fixture at the top, and the switch. Placed it on some newspaper, and sprayed.
They're looking good already. I sprayed two coats in total. This photo is after only one coat, look at the effect already!
And look at how beautiful this lamp is on my nightstand! It makes a huge difference. I swear it updated the whole room, and it took me longer to clean off my nightstand and take this picture than it took me to do the whole project!