A New Touch for a Touch Lamp

I have been working on a redesign project, and this is one of the lamps that was in the mix…

Exactly as is. Apparently the original fluted ruffled glass shade got broken, and was just never replaced. Since redesign is working with what you already have, we knew we’d need a shade for this lamp.

I popped into the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Langford and found a one-off that would be perfect, but… forgot to bring the lamp to make sure! Handy, right? When I got home, I was pretty sure the shade would fit. For a whole $2.00, I’m not sure why I didn’t just buy it on the spot! Honestly.

It just so happens hubs was  in the area the next day, so based on my description he stopped in and made the purchase. And then decided to make sure it was right before leaving!

This is the phone shot he sent :-)

Can you see the very light orange tint to the glass? That’s what sold me on it. I’m repurposing a piece for this project, and the new paint colour will work perfectly with the tint in this glass.

This is what the lamp looked like with the energy efficient bulb turned on.

I’m not a fan of these compact fluorescents… in fact, you can read about why here. But what you don’t know is this lamp is a touch tri light. So even if I was a fan, I would still opt not to go with this bulb.

Here’s a peek at the new shade on the lamp along with a small 60 watt incandescent bulb.

So pretty. It sure makes the lamp look different, doesn’t it? Oh, you’re dying to see all of it?

Click here and you’ll get to see both!

So what have you been fixing up lately? Any parts and pieces given a new life, or did you have to buy new to get the job done?

Thank you for stopping by. I’m so glad that you did!