Karen from A Year of Strategic Serendipity got this delightfully deco desk lamp a few months ago at a tag sale for only $3. It had a really cool look but needed a little love.
Obviously a fresh coat of paint was first on the list. Then Karen rewired it using a vintage-style cord that gives it a pop of color. Now it has a whole new life!
See the tutorial at A Year of Strategic Serendipity.