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Happy Sunday!

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I can’t believe it’s been years since I found this beauty. You may remember it from this post. Since then I have been trying to find a decent shade for it. Luckily, I found this one at the thrift store for $1. I thought I would try it out, since it is a common type/color available on most lamps. To make sure my office coordinated, I found a matching shade for the other brass table lamp in my office. And it definitely adds some character alongside my grandmother’s typewriter.

Happy Decorating!

~K

Bridge Lamp – Chapter 2

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My Grandmom’s Lamp

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Hello Everyone,

Recently I went digging through my parents basement for lost treasures that my dad occasionally picks up from my grandmother’s house and found this beauty. I was told this was my grandmother’s and she used it until she bought a set of hurricane lamps. It is a bit banged up, missing a piece, should probably be rewired and has smoke stains but is still gorgeous. It looks like it is hand painted glass and may have used a standard lampshade. I am torn on what to do. Should this be rewired or kept in its original condition? And what lamp shade originally belonged to this type of lamp? I still have a lot of research to do, so in the meantime I will use this as a decorative piece. Any insight would be appreciated!

 

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A close up view of some of the stains, missing “scroll” element and frayed wire jacket.

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Happy Hunting!

~K

 

Lamp Retrofit Part 3 – Done!

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It’s finally here everyone! It took a while but here it is – my complete antique bridge floor lamp! I am so excited! I ended up using the thrifted glass clam lamp shade by finding a brass lamp shade adapter online. Thank you online sellers!
Sorry for the bad phone picture – I just had to post this when I finished it.

1. rewire
2. clean/wipe down lamp
3. find a lamp shade
4. Install

~K

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