How do I pick a color or finish for this lamp?
The brass is wearing away. I just can’t figure out what kind of finish, color, etc I should choose. Funny story actually. Back in the 60’s my parents decorated the house with Early American furniture. Braided brown and gold rugs, medium warm maple furniture. This lamp is what is left of that era. Mom had replaced the lamp shade with an accordion one, nothing but a dust collector. Anyway, I always kidded her about it and never really liked the lamp, although she loved it. Well, she passed away a few years ago. And, now I love the lamp. :) I replaced the lamp shade immediately!!! Now, we have moved and simplified. I’m eclectic. You can see from the picture that I still have my plum sofa and chair. The quilt is one my mom made, funny. It has the exact colors I’ve been aiming for to redecorate. It was in the storage until we moved and I’ve been going through things. I’m going to put a large clock on the wall behind where the lamp is on the table. I guess I’m liking the farmhouse sorta style because I want a large metal clock. Anyway, I’m afraid of painting the lamp. Can you guys give me some suggestions? I love the mercury glass look, but not sure what that would look like.