Check it out:
I know, right? EEUGH. Gynecologist-waiting-room-pink, and gross bright brass. Four bucks at the thrift store (aaaaaand cue the song).
I took it apart. I stripped the paint inside the glass with Kleen Strip spray stripper, which I had on hand (but not before I gave up on how to get the paint out of there, not realizing that I had the spray stripper until I found it while searching for a missing cat).
I dried and re-sprayed the inside of the glass, sprayed the base and the finial on top of the glass under the bulb hardware, located a turny-knob for the switch in my Box O' Lamp Parts in the garage, and put it back together.
It still needs a shade. I've been playing with all of my lampshades, from other lamps, as well as extras lying around - nothing looks quite right. Too big, too small, dumb shape, etc. I'll be hunting around thrift stores for the perfect one (or something I can make into the perfect one, hehe). Meanwhile, here's Johnny:
The lamp, not the shade, hehe. Tada! This shade sucks, but this photo was of the "does this thing work?" test. The hunt for the right shade continues!
I really, really love the way the jar came out, and the warm, pale silver with the creamy, milky glass.