Asked on Apr 30, 2017

I have a lamp that's not that old but has a dent...how can I fix it?

Kathy BitzanJamesGoldrushgal
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does anyone know how to remedy this problem or do I have to throw it out and buy a new one?
5 answers
  • Kathy Bitzan
    on Apr 30, 2017

    A dent. what is it made of? Is it possible to glue a flower or something over it. Stand something in front of the dent. Wrap the base in twine for a different affect.
  • First you never throw things out - you donate or give away, others love things like this to upcycle.

    If it has a "dent" is it metal of some sort? How big is the dent?
    • Pat21530412
      on May 1, 2017

      i don't like throwing things away which is why Id rather fix it, the base is fine but it is the shade that is dented and is fabric with hard plastic inside
  • Goldrushgal
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I would guess if your lamp is metal you could fill the dent with Bondi used to fill dents in cars, apply, let dry, sand and either paint the patch to match your lamp or paint the entire lamp to hide the patch.
    • Pat21530412
      on May 1, 2017

      thanks I should have said but no not metal it is just your normal lamp shade that you buy in most DIY stores so a hard plastic but looks like fabric on the outside
  • James
    on May 1, 2017

    How large is the bottom of the lamp? Is it possible to unscrew the bottom where the wire goes in? If so you can stick a wood dowl or something up the inside and tap the dent out.
  • Kathy Bitzan
    on May 1, 2017

    Oh the shade I was thinking when you said dent it was on a brass base or something. Did you try to push the dent out. On some shades there is no hope, They are like wrapped onto the frame. Did you think about recovering it? maybe turn it to the back until it can be replaced. I actually found a nice replacement for one of mine at good will of all the luck 2.99 I think I paid. A real bargain for me.
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