Buying a new lampshade involves not just taking the measurements of the old lampshade but also noticing what type of fitting is used to connect the lampshade to the lamp. The new lampshade does not have to be an exact copy of the shade you're replacing, but it should fit well with the style and shape of the lamp.Know More
Use a measuring tape or ruler to measure the diameter at the top opening of the lampshade. Measure the diameter of the bottom opening of the shade as well.
Take the shade's vertical slant by measuring along the outside of the lampshade from top to bottom. Then measure the shade's vertical height by placing your ruler or measuring tape at the center of the top opening of the shade and measuring straight down to the bottom of shade. Write down the measurements in the order taken: top diameter, bottom diameter, vertical slant and vertical height, as this is the order in which they are likely to be listed on new lampshades.
Replaceable lampshades typically use spider-and-harp or clip-on fittings. Spider-and-harp fittings are the type where the lampshade screws on to a fitting that rises around the light bulb inside the shade. With clip-on fittings, the shade clips directly onto the light bulb. Choose a new lampshade with the correct fitting for your lamp, and purchase any hardware needed to connect the shade to the lamp.
Before purchasing a new lamp shade for a wall lamp, measure the top and bottom diameters, the vertical slant and vertical height of the old shade. Note whether the lamp has an uno, clip-on or spider-with-harp fitting to ensure the new shade is compatible with the base, advises Lamps Plus.Full Answer >
In order to paint a fabric lampshade, apply spray paint, fabric paint or acrylic paint to the lampshade with the spray can or a foam brush. For a more graphic design, use a stencil or strips of tape to create interesting designs.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the liquid ingredients in lava lamps are considered a trade secret, but until 1970, patents showed that they were made with paraffin wax, water, mineral oil and carbon tetrachloride. Whatever the current ingredients are, they are heated by a light bulb in the base of the lamp.Full Answer >
To rewire a lamp, remove the lamp, cover and socket, then remove the old cords and fix the new ones. Use a folded towel, a screw driver, electrical tape, wire cutters, strippers and a new lamp cord to accomplish this task.Full Answer >