So needless to say, when I broke my lamp trying to replace the globe (I never claimed to know what I was doing), I purchased a cheapie at the House of Target with the plan of discarding it when I finally move.
However, on one of my frequent trips to the Clear It! outlet on Brunswick Street, a lovely metre-wide remnant of Alannah Hill fabric inspired me to cover the lampshade and make look it a little less, well, cheap.
That same day I visited the Rose Street Artist Market and found a beautiful black and gold brooch by Design by Jude that I imagined would look perfect with the hot pink fabric. Several weeks later (because I'm a huge fan of collecting craft supplies and not using them for years - if ever), I found some instructions for covering a lampshade and, though it turned out a little wonkier than I hoped, I covered my lampshade:
I do love it. My mother bought the bead ribbon trim and said the lamp looks like it belongs in a bordello. I'll keep that in mind while I'm house-hunting.