Sunday, April 18, 2010

Speaking of Lamps and Accessories

I love these modern creations made by this website here. They sell reproduction fiberglass lampshades and more. They even make repro Majestic S shape lamps.

And I ADORE these atomic finials you add to your vintage lamp tops.

Looks super cool.

BUT they cost $50.

$50! For a finial for a lamp?

Sheesh. With s/h they are about $60, and that's too much for me to pay for such a small addition for my lamps.

Sometimes I feel like folks just charge way too much for some of these things. My opinion only.

When I have the time, I am going to look into making something similar for my own vintage atomic lamps.

It can't be that difficult. Sturdy wire with metal balls and a ring at the base. Or wire and wood balls painted black.

Will do a future post on my experiment and see if I can't come up with something both do-able and affordable we can all recreate ourselves, because there is no doubting, these are way cool!

Do you have any ideas about recreating something like this? if you do, please share!