Yes, it can! Just look at these heinous, date lamps:
The red, gold, navy, odd pattern. Ew. And there was two:
Be thankful I took the ugly tapered cream lamp shade off. It was atrocious. But I fully believe that spray paint can fix anything, and I went to work on these. I used Krylon Looking Glass paint for the body of the lamp and some plan Rustoleum black paint for the base. I’m sorry–the bases are already taped off in the picture above. I was so eager to start the project I forgot to take a totally before picture. Here are the afters:
It’s amazing what spray paint can do!