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Our E-book, Old Lamps, New Life: The DIY Guide to Repurposing and Rewiring Vintage lamps will guide you through the process of wiring old thrift store lamps. Part instructional handbook and part DIY project tutorials, it will give you the confidence to identify the various parts of any type of lamp, wire a new lamp in less than ten minutes, and determine which thrift store lamps make the best candidates for makeovers!
You’ll also learn:
And it doesn’t end with the book!
You’ll also get access to exclusive checklists and videos that walk you through key techniques in the book, including how to rewire a lamp and how to re-sell refurbished lamps online!
Whether you have just one lamp at home that needs some care and attention, or you're looking for an interesting hobby or skill to turn into a side-hustle, you’ll learn it all here.
For a Sneak Peak of Old Lamps, New Life’s Bonus Video Content, watch the first video in the series, Lamp Haul: What to Look for When Scouting for Vintage Lamps below.
“Brilliant. Thorough. Great photos. I'll finally dare to buy those cute old lamps I always run in to at markets.”
- Anna H., ilikethatlamp.com Customer, July 30, 2015
"Great Guide. I am a fan of vintage lamps, so I decided to check out Kiri Master’s e-book Old Lamps, New Life: The DIY Guide to Rewiring and Repurposing Vintage Lamps. If you’re wanting to refurbish an old lamp, this e-book is an excellent instruction manual, and Kiri Masters guides readers step-by-step through the repurposing process. The detailed e-book includes thorough instructions, along with helpful pictures and diagrams. Masters also gives the reader safety instructions and a lesson on the anatomy of a lamp’s features, and she explains what tools are needed to get the refurbishing project started. The guide is presented in a cheerful and aesthetically appealing manner. I never knew refurbishing a lamp could look so fun!"
- IM, ilikethatlamp.com Customer, July 29, 2015
“Should be called Rewiring Lamps for Dummies. Before reading this book, I NEVER would have considered taking on a project like rewiring a lamp. Now that I've seen it all laid out with clear illustrations and explanations, I feel confident I could rewire and update an old lamp that's seen better days. Having this guide to take me step by step through the process will make my lamp project a success for sure.”
- Carole Rains, ilikethatlamp.com Customer, July 24, 2015
I like the idea of refurbishing lamps, but working with electrical wiring scares me.
This is a good thing. We recommend having a very healthy respect for working with anything that conducts electricity. It can cause shocks, fires, and worse. That’s why the book includes a ton of information about safety while working with lamps and wiring. You’ll learn how to identify lamps that could pose a shock hazard, how to ensure safety of your components, and all about electrical polarization.
What if I buy it and don't like it?
We’re confident that the information in the book and extra content will be helpful and inspire you to confidently refurbish your own lamps, but if you read through the whole thing, and still decide it wasn’t for you, we will happily refund your purchase.
So wait, is it a book or a video course?
It’s an e-book that will be available for you to download either as a PDF to keep on your computer, or as an ePub file to read on your digital reading device. You can even print it out!
The beauty of having all this in e-book form is that all of the additional videos and content are linked to directly from the book. Throughout the book you can click through to videos and other useful content to help explain key concepts and techniques.
In order for your lampshade to sit properly on its base, you need the right-sized lamp harp. Use a harp that's between 2 - 6 inches shorter than the height of your lampshade. This Harp Kit comes in a Nickel-Silver finish, making it perfectly suited for modern fixtures and a wide range of home decor styles.
"Worked as expected and I was very pleased to have the little nut on top to secure my lampshade to the harp. It is adjustable as well in case your map or floor is not level." - Pamela K., Amazon Customer, April 12, 2016
“Product is of excellent quality. Tried to find nickel colored parts locally. Spent too much time. Packaged well. Thank you.” - R. Stewart, Amazon Customer, April 3, 2016
"Quality piece. It arrived quickly and exactly as described. I replaced the broken lamp harp and I cannot tell the difference.” - Amazon Customer, November 24, 2015
"Arrived exactly as described. Fit my lamps perfectly. Love love them!" - Liz Koury, Amazon Customer, November 23, 2016
What does a harp do?
A harp is an essential piece of equipment necessary to attach a Spider/Washer fitter lampshade to a lamp.
How do I attach this harp to my lamp and lampshade?Our harp kit includes all of the component pieces that you’ll need to attach your harp to both your lamp and your shade. The saddle sits at the base of the light bulb socket and attaches directly to the harp. The lampshade is placed over the harp and is secured into place once the finial is screwed onto the harp. Explore the many tutorials on our site to aid you in this process.
Use our wooden, ball-shaped lamp finials to keep your lampshade in place, while adding a little something extra to your lamp at the same time! These finials easily screw onto basic lamp harps and stop lampshades from teetering from side to side. Since they’re made from a natural wood, you can easily customize them to perfectly match your lamp by adding a little paint. Or leave them unfinished for a clean and natural look.
Upgrade your lamps today!
“These were a perfect replacement for similar resin finials that broke. I just left them unfinished but applied a Howard FW0016 Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner, 16-Ounce"feed n wax" protective coat. Delivery was speedy and price was fantastic!” - Amazon Customer, October 27, 2015
“Nice finials, little larger than I imagined but still still a nice size and exactly as I wanted-natural wood finials. Shipped quickly too! Thank you!” - Marc K., Amazon Customer, October 13, 2015
“I have been looking for two lamp finials that I could paint or decorate - these are perfect- sanded smooth and just the right size 1-1/2". Fits standard lamp harp. Nickel Finish Lamp Harp 3-piece Set: 10" high - 2 pack” - T. George., Amazon Customer, September 21, 2015
"I love making my own items for my house and DIY table lamps are my next project. I have been looking for the perfect item to use and I have found it with these Natural Wood Ball Shaped Lamp Finials. We are currently redoing our house in cedar trim and my husband made me window boxes in the living room that a pair of cedar lamps would look beautiful.
With them being all natural wood they are perfect to stain cedar to match my trim and the balls are the perfect size for holding the shade on the lamps my husband is making from cedar. The balls are already pre threaded to fit any standard lamp shape harp. You recieve two in a pack which is perfect as most people have at least two lamps and mine will match perfect. " - Nini, Amazon Customer, September 20, 2015
Product Description FAQs Clip on lampshade adapters allow you to attach your spider / washer...