Tape around the cord and top of the lamp base with painters tape, then spray all-purpose primer and paint below the tape (we used aqua color paint). When dry, spray clear sealer over the paint, let dry and remove tape. Tape off the painted portion, and spray the top with gold metallic paint. For the shade, punch circles from cardstock to make a stencil. Press the stencil against the shade, spray with gold glitter, and let dry. Spray with clear sealer to prevent flaking.