I want to redo an old table lamp. I want it to look rustic.
You can chalk paint it and distress it.
Maybe try a crackle finish and swap the lamp shade to burlap
Hi Nellie, there's some neat ideas over here
You could paint the base
Chalk paint works well for rustic or farmhouse decor. You could also cover the shade. There are some really great burlap fabrics that you might like for that. Joann's is where I found a lot of great burlaps.
Heres a post which gives a rustic look https://www.hometalk.com/18669271/diy-restoration-hardware-inspired-lamp-makeover
What type of material is the base of the lamp made from?
Posting a picture would help illustrate what you are starting with,.