Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gossip Bench Finally Gets a Lampshade

I had the day off so I spent a couple hours rewiring and attaching the lamp arm and shade to one of my first atomic-styled furniture acquisitions - this great telephone table / gossip bench.  BEST $40 purchase I've ever made!!!

Thanks to Sara of NoPatternRequired.com, I had an inkling of what kind of shade I should look for.  And I finally lucked into a fiberglass shade on ebay a couple weeks ago.

To connect the shade, the lamp had to come apart, which meant rewiring.  Rewiring the lamp took longer than I expected, because the wire cord had to pass through the lamp arm and make a really sharp turn before coming out at the top.  I used some WD-40 spray to help the cord through the arm, and soon enough I had it rewired.

I have never had the lamp arm attached to this before, and I've had it so long I could not recall how the thing attached, but from what I can tell, this angled orientation is probably how it was.


I've never seen another one of these, but Sara had seen one in Texas but didn't have a photo.  She described it from memory and that was enough to get me on the right track.  THANKS Sara!!!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Now, I have gossip bench envy.

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  2. Once again teaming with awesome! Lov ethe back rest on the chair part of the bench.

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  3. This is amazing! What a great find!! Looks great with the shade.

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  4. That is the greatest gossip bench I have ever seen,

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  5. That bench looks SO completely awesome! The light looks perfect for it too. I'm so glad I was able to help you out, I can just imagine your relief at FINALLY having this project completed! Now I need a phone bench like that!

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  6. Wowza! That is a thing of beauty! As usual, a perfect restoration!

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  7. It's not a very practical piece any more - really too fragile to sit in for very long, but I just love to look at it

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  8. Sweet! I had two of these type benches but realizing how uncomfortable and space cosuming they were in my apartment I had to move em out.

    You did a great job!

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  9. that is nice work! I'll be on the lookout for one!

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  11. Glad you like it Love of the Hunt, I'd love to see photos of those benches you had.
    Vonlipi, thanks. (I got two identical comments from you and tried deleting one, now there's just a "post removed" thing there.)

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