DIY: How to Make a Lamp From a Broken Table - this is a great DIY! A table pedestal was drilled through the center (so the lamp wire could run through), painted & distressed & had a light kit attached. Tutorial.
Adding some colored tigs or driftwood to a mirror would make for a really pretty DIY project! (The best thing is that the website says that this project is 'beginner' skill level, which means it should be more-or-less stress free!)