Here's a simple tip for painting a lamp or any sort of light fixture. I always make sure to cover the cord and the socket portion of the lamp. I'm pretty sure paint in the socket of the lamp isn't a good idea. So, I used to just use tape or whatever I could find, but then I started using tinfoil and it works really well. It molds perfectly to the shape of whatever you are putting it on and only takes a minute. I do use frog tape around the edges still to make sure I get a crisp, clean line.
I did this for my living room lamps and it worked perfectly.
This chandelier is still in the process of getting a makeover, but I love using this trick for the sockets on hanging light like this too.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We are supposed to get some warmer weather and I couldn't be more happy about it!