I found this $8 can of Oil Rubbed Bronze metallic paint by Rustoleum. I was a little worried about the “metallic” part, but couldn’t find any type of matte paint, so I took a chance.
I’ve always loved the shape of this lamp and the quality. The shiny brass? Not so much.
Wow. I can see this in our living room now. But I’m going to let my son keep it, anyway.
It’s hard to see the effect in these pictures, but the metallic part is very subtle. It’s not quite as matte as some oil-rubbed bronze things I’ve seen, but is very close. And I actually kinda like the subtle sparkle, it adds a bit of depth.