It was late afternoon when most yard sales have closed up shop but there were a few items left and this was one of them.
So today I pondered the color I wanted for the base. I thought about black, and chocolate brown and antique bronze and red and... the shade you say? Oh, no matter. That shade could get recovered or even painted too.
The cross braces on the shade were bright gold so I gave them a squirt of chrome paint too.