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New Lampshades For Some Older Lamps

People.

I have issues with being able to make decisions.

Here’s why:

I’m the middle of 3 sisters,

+ every Saturday during the decade of the 70’s,

 we sisters, along with Mom,

would go clothes shopping at the Venture store.

venture signage

Show of hands!
Who remembers
Venture stores?

Back in that long-ago Venture dressing room,

I always needed my peeps’ approval.

If anybody laughed at my platform shoes, that did it!

OUT of the shopping cart they were flung!

* * * *

So.  today I need your input on my candlestick lamps.

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I ordered a pair of these at least 10 years ago,

+ just last month, I gave them a ‘refresh’

with a pair of Frenchie stripe lampshades from Pottery Barn.

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I love the lampshades!  I knew I would!

So what’s the problem?  you ask!

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Here are my concerns:

1. Do the lampshades go with the lamps?

2. Do we still love the bronze metal?

3. Should I spray paint the bases another ‘now’ color?

4. What color?

5.  Should I just fling those naughty bases aside + start over?

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Whaddaya think?

What would you do?

Thanks, in advance!


Vintage Lamp Parts Happiness

Schoolhouse Electric Co.

Schoolhouse Electric Co.

I love all things vintage lighting, and I cannot lie. Cloth-covered wire rules! Edison bulbs make my heart race! We made our own version of this sweet  www.schoolhouseelectric.com (Portland, OR) lamp, using an old porcelain fixture from our basement.

Our lamp.

Our lamp.

Our other lamp.

Our other lamp.

G.O. repurposed a vintage wooden surveyor’s tripod + made this cool floor lamp.  The lampshade is an older one from Pottery Barn.  It’s no longer available, but you could make your own easily.  Those pharmacy-style sconces were Pottery Barn, too, from an eBay seller.

Pottery Barn lampshade.

Pottery Barn lampshade.

But I digress. Back to the floor lamp. As awesome as it is, I know we (G.O.) could improve it.

Naughty

Naughty

Nice.

Nice.

Bye bye, brown cord! Hello, red cloth-covered cord from www.sundialwire.com!  And yes, this is why G.O. thinks I’m insane.  Meanwhile, I also need him to make me this awesome extension cord! Do you love it as much as I do?

Schoolhouse Electric Co.

Schoolhouse Electric Co.

Yum!

A past + future project.

He made us this awesome fan from the Sundial Wire website, but I sold it! Maybe I could persuade him to make us another! Stay tuned.


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