Well, here it is in it's beginning glory. Where I failed was the before picture. It was about the same color as the lamp started out. Brownish/bronzie color.
A little antiquing to take out the BRIGHT red factor
regretfully, I don't like the red on burgundy look this has so it's been since moved out of this bathroom and placed on the edge of the tub with a bright red vase instead. Hum... bad color combo - note to self, put reds together before committing. I think what I'll do is paint it BLACK and then distress it to have some red/bronze show through. What do you think?