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July 13, 2009

“New” Thrifted Floor Lamp For the Living Room

House 006Happy Monday morning, all!

Hubs and I had a crazy weekend. We planned way too many activites, as usual, and only got a portion of stuff done from a huge to-do list.  If you saw yesterday’s post, we did get our road trip in, which was really nice since we hadn’t done that in a long time.  And I got a ton of great pictures, which I put up on Flickr.

But this morning I realized that I hadn’t posted a picture of our new floor lamp yet!  You are going to have to excuse my ignorance on this one, since I haven’t had a lot of time to do research, so I don’t know who the maker is on this lamp or the time period.  But I knew it totally went with our room.  This is one of the few times I insisted that Hubs buy something, even if he wasn’t too sure about it. But I knew I wanted this lamp as soon as we walked into the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. And I refused to leave the store without it.

But Hubs was right to have some reservations. Not on the look of the lamp, which he loves, but that it is in some disrepair. One of the arms, the longest one in the back, is loose with no real way of tightening it. AND two out of the three lamps don’t have bulbs in them, because where the lightbulb screws in is so corroded that the threads are stripped. Which is a huge bummer.  But one works, which is about as much light as we had before here, so we aren’t complaining.  Now all we need is to figure out how to fix it ourselves, or where to take it to get it fixed.

So, if anyone knows the manufactorer of this light, feel free to leave it in the comments.  Oh, and if anyone could recommend a good book on identifiying vintage lighting, let me know.  I need to start doing more research!

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3 Responses to “New” Thrifted Floor Lamp For the Living Room

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    July 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Ruth! I love that floor lamp! Too cool!!! Also, I LOVE your sofa, that is an AWESOME sofa! I have the same problem with my Hubs sometimes too, he vetos something I want to buy, but sometimes I stand firm and insist we are not leaving without it. I found a similar light to yours at a flea market, but with only one light (on a big arm), for only like $2, but hubby refused. In his defense, it did not have a shade and totally needed to be rewired, and the base was kind of messed up, so it was probably only worth the $2 – and he doesn’t really need the extra projects right now anyways. I have him busy doing too many other things right now….. 🙂 Just to let you know, it would be easy to re-wire your old lamp and put in new bulb sockets. Hubby has re-wired almost all of our old lamps. You can get lamp replacement parts and wire at Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, True Value – whatever hardware store is near you. Let me know if you have any questions! Unfortunately, I am bad with lamp manufacturers too, I have no idea how old it is, or who made it. 🙁 But, great find at the Restore anyways! Sable, are you swooning yet??? 🙂

  2. Amy Reply

    July 13, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I love it, I’m so envious but I love your couch too 🙂

  3. sablemable Reply

    July 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    No, Sara, I’m in a dead faint!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, way cool lamp AND sofa!

    I believe the lamp in question is more towards the late Seventies, early-mid Eighties, but I look at so much stuff in old catalogs that I may be wrong. However, this lamp blends in very well with your living room, Ruth, so it is a big thumbs up!

    BTW, gang, http://www.roomandboard.com has some sofas that will go with our MCM homes. I have my eye on the Reese model sectional and matching chair, which I will get in a brown color.

    Sara, isn’t it nice that our hubbies are handy with a hammer and screwdriver? The only thing I’d be able to do with a hammer is pound my thumbs into pulp!

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