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I simply spray painted the whole lamp a matte black using Rustoleum paint, making sure to tape off inside the light head itself. After that was dry, I used a hot glue gun to wrap sisal rope from the hardware store around the neck of the lamp from top to bottom. I used the glue just at the top, a little in the middle around the hardware, and again at the bottom. It was that simple, and looks beautiful in the room.
The lesson here: before ordering something new that catches your eye, take a look around at what you already have and hack it to give you the look you’re after. It’s easier than you think!