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  Vintage "Italian Tole" floral lamp.
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I was given a large (25 inches to the bottom of the light bulb)vintage lamp - it is metal and is showing some age - the base especially needs some help. And the paint overall needs a little luster.
I'm looking for any advice in fixing it up and also some help with the lampshade - I have no Idea what would be appropriate for this kind of base. Obviously the one on there doesn't work Smile


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Posts: 1 | Registered: Sep 16, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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gosh, i wish i had some suggestions for you. i just wanted to say that it IS an interesting lamp and, yes, i agree that it needs a different shade. wonder if you can google some descriptive words for the lamp and see some images of ones that are similar?
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Hi, I would buy or thrift a black wrought iron non-shade, a victorian type shade. Find one that is an appropriate size and if it is not black spray it black. The lamp doesn't need a traditional shade because it is very ornate, very detailed. I think the wrought iron will really show it off.
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I can picture it hanging upside down from the ceiling over the dining room table with a shade the same color as one of the flowers. Pretty.
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love the lamp!! Wouldn't a round, flared shade work with it? I think you could get metal paint and touch up the flowers and leaves nicely.

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I did some checking and I agree with a flared lampshade.

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"I've decided to quit my job, drop out of society, and wear live animals as hats."

Me too! We could make a club together but I don't like clubs. Too busy dropping out of society.

OP your light bulb is super bright. It's blinding me from the other side of the world... Big Grin
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