Old Lamp Parts

In this section, I want to share a variety of ways to use old lamp parts. I found all of these little gems at local yard & estate sales!

The pictures which follow, demonstrate just a few ideas on how to put together your own buffet lamps.

I chose not to wire my little lamps, since I prefer soft candle light. However, if you decide you would like to add a bulb, you will need a "candelabra socket", and a wire & plug with an "in-line switch".

When you are putting the lamp together, you must use a center threaded lamp rod/nipple, to hold all of the pieces together. I have accumulated many of these as I take apart the lamps I find.

If you cannot find all of the parts you need, there are some Online resources, listed below, or you can visit your local Hardware Store.

The finish on many of the parts I find are worn and tarnished, so I use Rub 'n Buff to give them "new" life.

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Lamp Parts

Most basic lamp parts can be found at your local hardware store, Home Depot or Lowes.

If you are looking for more hard-to-find items, check out the two Web Sites listed below.
I have not ordered from Jalanes, however, they have a very nice web site, and their prices are reasonable.
The company name is Spectrum, Home Furnishing, Inc. I have ordered crystals, prisms, and bobeches from this company. They shipped the items quickly, and the prices and selection were very good! They also have fabulous Chandeliers at reasonable prices. You should check out this Site!

Metallic Tints:

Rub 'n Buff by Amaco is magical. Most Craft Stores only carry the silver & gold, but there are many more wonderful colors/tints available.

The following are some Online suppliers I have located:
This place has great prices.
The prices are very good and they also have many other unique supplies. I plan to spend a little more time checking out this site.
Their prices are not discounted, however, they do have a very good selection. Also, this is the only place I have ordered from. I plan to try the other places listed, and will update this page when I have more information.

Comments: If you have never tried the Rub n' Buff products, you are missing out on a "Golden" opportunity. This product, combined with Folk Art Paints can turn very plain and ordinary items into real "Gems & Jewels".

When you use the Rub n' Buff, it works best to apply it with your finger. The product has a wax base, so body heat helps to make the paint transfer more evenly.

Ways to use old Lamp Parts:






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