I found this handsome chrome-finish floor lamp that someone had abandoned in the garage in my building. It was covered in surface rust, but I saw a potentially cool (and free) lamp for the apartment and decided to bring it upstairs to see if I could restore it. After I made sure it actually worked and fixed the wobbly base, I did a simple cleaning trick I learned when I washed cars in high school back in the 1980s. I am VERY pleased with the result…