Twelve years ago, we received a lamp as a wedding present. It was the only floor lamp we owned for a while. And, as residents of a number of apartments and duplexes which always seemed to lack overhead lighting (what is with that?), we were really glad to have it.
Needless to say, this floor lamp was long over due for some attention. I sprayed it, took apart the shade, and "recovered" it with strips of fabric.
Think it'll last me another 12 years?