Wrap about a foot of the cord in painters tape, or masking tape.
Then cover any other part of the lamp you don't want paint to get on.
When using spray paint be sure to cover anything you don't want paint to get on.
This is my set up!
This is the spray paint I'm using. I got it at Michael's for $3.50
I chose to do 2 coats just to be safe. I let it sit for about an hour between the coats but you can let it sit for less-it should be dry after 30 mins.
Remove the tape, replace the lightbulb and shade-you're done!
I got my lamp shade at Big Lots for $5
I know the shade is a little small for the lamp, but I'm taking it to my dorm in the Fall so I thought it would work better to have a smaller one!
Thanks for reading!