Repurpose old ugly lamps with just a can of spray paint. DIY Spray Paint Ideas and Lighting Inspiration by Refunk My Junk
Just the Woods shares a post about transforming ornate lamps with paint. Your painted lamps can change the look of a room, so check out how to paint lamps.
Chalk painted lamp DIY - The Lilypad Cottage
Might be useful to create a "matched' look with mismatched lamps from either the thrift store or a discount store.Isabella & Max Rooms: How To Get A High End Look For Less - Table Lamps