In the meantime, my mom recently posted an after photo of a thrift store lamp she purchased, while I was in Texas, back in March. While I was there helping her with decorating projects, I painted the lamp yellow, but we didn't find a new shade for it before I left. A few days ago she decided to recover a plain shade in some black and white chevron fabric and here is the result...
You can also see the formal dining room, that we decorated, in this picture. The blue table, the lamp is sitting on, is the old one from the breakfast room that we moved out and was on its way out to the garage.
There you go. For, I would guess, under $10 she now has a 'new' lamp on her repurposed TV cabinet....another DIY project we tackled during that trip. We were very busy! Remember the breakfast room bench we built too? I'll share some before and after pics of the TV console soon.