On the bright side, the satisfaction you can get from fixing things should not be underestimated. Taking care of repairs yourself can be a great way to save money and feel a sense of accomplishment. Plus, the more you fix, the better you'll get at it. If the repair costs are less than 50 percent of the original purchase price, it may be worth considering taking care of it yourself and hiring someone else only if absolutely necessary.
In general, you can repair the body of a lamp the same way you would repair other items made from the same materials.