First things first--I have a deep love for all things tacky. The quirkiness of something that's so hideous makes me love it just a little more; it's sort of like a pug or a hairless cat. (No offense to those of you out there that own either animal.)
I found this gloriously ugly lamp at Goodwill for $6. It sat in my basement, waiting for a spot to shine its gaudy little self for a year or so until I realized how badly I needed more light on my desk. A few coats of spray paint and a $30 lamp shade later, and I've got a one-of-a-kind lamp that could almost pass as pretty.