I decided against a lamp that would sit on the desk and take up precious work space. I reflected back to the inspiration closet/office photo from Jen @ I Heart Organizing. She used a wall mounted lamp.
Then I remembered an ugly old gold lamp in our attic purchased back in the 80's. Its lovely pleated shade was dented and falling apart.
Out came my spray paint, Rust-oleum Metallic aluminum and the transformation began.
Here's how it turned out after two coat of paint, and a new shade purchased from Target using a gift card.
This made for a very thrifty and budget friendly lamp, using what I had along with a gift card.
The total cost of the lamp - FREE