Overall view of the shade.
How do I turn a pendant or hanging lampshade into a table lamp?
I found these old glass shades at a clean-out sale for a pub that is opening soon. They are rather nice. I do not like hanging or pendant lights and would like to use these shades to make table lamps. What materials do I need and how complex is the process. I want to be safe when working with electricity and the end result has to be stable and level.
Detail of the amazing joint between panels.
Close up of the ring holding the panels together.
A view of the inside of the shade.
How do I turn an outdoor electric lamp post into a solar lamp post?
Outdoor lamps post has 3 covered lights. Would love to make it solar
Does anyone know what this is?
Just turn them upside down and open them, then insert a roll of paper towel and tada, you have yourself a brand new paper towel holder that is not only beautiful, but... See more
Can anyone identify this vintage wooden crank box?
The item is solid wood, standing aprx. 26" high x 16" wide, no exterior holes or outlets, side crank handle turns four wooden paddles inside with various size holes o... See more
What to put in this huge mason jar?
I have a HUGE mason jar. I would like some ideas on what to put in it for decorations, other than flowers.
How can I find discontinued Pulaski or Neiman Marcus/Horchow furniture
I am looking for the discontinued Pulaski Royale collection nightstand, Neiman Marcus/Horchow also sold it, but called it the Royalty collection. I have looked all ov... See more
Ideas on different things I can do with these yummy old spools?
I'm a picker and came across lots and lots of these beauties. I took home several boxes of these purdies and are using for different projects. However, I want to find... See more
How do you tell the value in old china dishes?
I have an 80 year old set of Noritake china dishes that were my Mother's. We are downsizing so I am thinking of selling them but am not sure who to trust. I've looked... See more
buy PVC pipe the size u want it to be...rough It up with sand paper then use dark old English oil and coat the pvc pipe wipe off the excess this will make ur pvc pipe look like wood grain make ur base out of wood connect the pieces buy a lamp cord (I like the ones w/ the round switch) and ur done
I'd look for a heavy commercial base too. A great place to look for old lamps is at the thrift shops, Salvation Army and Goodwill. What others perceive as ugly and old fashioned I often find beauty and grace. Be patent though - make sure it balances your shade in width and height. They are very petty and quite old. It's slide glass.
Remove the bracket that the chain connects to. Should just screw off. The hole left is where the shade would mount the "banjo" on the table lamp. Make sure you measure the shade from the hole to the bottom so you get a lamp that the shade will cover the light switch. If you find a lamp you like but has a tall banjo you can buy a shorter banjo at the homecenter or hardware store.
I don't have an answer, but I do have a question. Could the panels of glass on the shade be painted? I have a similar swag lamp in those colours and I want to paint it to match my decor. Is it possible?