I found two used-to-be-pretty lamps stuck in the mud at my friend's farm. I hosed 'em off and brought 'em home, and finally figured out how to make them useful again.
I happened upon two Ikea lamp bases at the thrift store for a dollar each (similar to the JANUARI
line, but older and apparently no longer available on their website). I found two Ikea RIPE
shades in the as-is section at the Seattle area Ikea store.
Voila! Some basic disassembly, some basic wiring, and reassembly, and I've got two reformed-trashy lamps. You could totally do the same thing with has-been lamps, some Ikea goodies, and a little bit of patience.