Let there be light...

May 26th, 2009 in member junk     
Gadora_Wilder Gadora_Wilder, member
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Capiz lamp ~ AFTER. With modern shade and refinished base.
Capiz lamp ~ with original shade. At night. Pretty!!!
Capiz lamp ~ shell base. Close-up.
Lamp parts ~ BEFORE. As there were many moving parts associated with the lamp and its base, it was important to sketch out how the parts fit together...
Lamp parts ~ BEFORE.
Capiz lamp ~ AFTER. With modern shade and refinished base.

Capiz lamp ~ AFTER. With modern shade and refinished base.

Photo: Gadora Wilder

At an otherwise lackluster Estate Sale, Gadora spotted several dusty lamp bases and parts. What will YOU give ME to haul these off, I thought. We inked a deal and off I went, knowing of the 6 original bases and 2 original Capiz shades, I'd be able to complete at least 4 snappy new lamps. All bases were sanded, painted with black, then glazed with a gold metallic. The lamps were outfitted with fresh finials, brand new wiring and 3 were given new shades: black linen exterior with a goldtone lining. For the lamps with the new shades, the harps were replaced. For the one lone Capiz shaded lamp, Gadora refurbished the harp. The shape of it was too good to let go of. *Had I not been watching American Idol on the night I restrung them, this transformation would have been quite brisk.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Let there be light...
posted in: member junk, funky, , living room, retro, light fixture, gold-metallic, capiz shell

Comments (5)

shabbychick writes: Great redo! I love the shell lamp base - that's beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 8:37 am on June 2nd
MimiToria writes: Great revitilization you brought to these lamps. Fun to see your project postings.
Gretchen Posted: 9:40 am on June 1st
CottageElements writes: Great haul you got there! I love the original shades, especially lit up at night. Great save!

Lani Posted: 12:15 pm on May 27th
fellowjunker writes: Love your lamp and love the entire display in this picture!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:39 pm on May 26th
suewhitney writes: Hey Gadora!

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style. Awesome, post...I love the lamps. Great detail and that before picture in the trunk of your car tells it all.Way to bring these back to life!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:35 pm on May 26th
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