EDISON GOOSENECK TABLE TOP LAMP MAKEOVER
I love these Edison gooseneck tabletop lamps. When I purchased these Edison gooseneck lamps, I had full intentions of using them as tabletop lamps in our living room. However, they have been sitting in our mud room for over a year unused. They’re and excellent choice for adding a soft light when you are wanting to add ambiance to places like bedrooms or where you want that warm glow within your home, however I found out they were not a good choice when wanting to use them as primary lighting in our living room. Not only did they not give off substantial lighting the “orangish” color almost looked a little haunting. Adding a LED light bulb took away the look of the “Edison” lamp and gave off way too much lighting, so there they sat in the mud room unused. Recently I discovered a great way to be able to finally use them with the same great look and give off the perfect lighting I was looking for. Actually, I love them even more now with this new vintage look. Today I am sharing a quick and easy way on how I gave our Edison Gooseneck Table top lamps makeovers with functional lighting.
Lampshade for Pendant Lighting Table lamp
Not a good look and way too bright
Adding Bell Shaped Lampshade to Edison Caged Light fixture
- unscrew the cage shade for lamp
- remove adapter from the uno fitting from the lampshade
- place lampshade over the wire cage and adjust at top
- screw wire cage back on to fixture
This Lampshade was equipped with a Uno – Usually found on smaller table lamps. No harp is needed as the wire fitting is permanently attached to the shade. The shade attached directly to the lamp socket below the light bulb.
fit the lamp shade over the wire cage. It just so happened when I was going through my spare bedroom and doing a little organizing, I ran across these lampshades and one of the “aha” moments and wondered if perhaps it would work out on these lamps. As you can see that was a Big YES! I love how they look now and they are perfect in the living room with just the right amount of lighting I was looking for!
You can still see the caged part, yet the bell-shaped shade still allows the vintage feel. What I do love the most about these tabletop lamps are the gooseneck.
Using lampshades on this type of open caged lighting didn’t even cross my mind, it really was purely by accident that it happened. I had purchased some other tabletop lamps for the bedroom and wanted to change out the lampshade to a different color. When I took these shades off and had them in hand, I had that “Aha” moment and wondered if they would possibly work for my gooseneck tabletop lamp fixtures. As you can see they worked out perfectly!
I found these tabletop lamps at our local Bi-Mart. I am not sure if you have one of those stores near you? So, I did a little shopping for you in case you like this look and would like to DIY one of your own. It’s not exact, but pretty close to it.
Southern Enterprises Ogden Table Lamp (I would spray paint them black, but you may like this color instead)
As I was writing this post, It dawned on me, I may have an obsession with lamps and or find ones that need a bit of tweaking. Do you ever find that one certain lamp and/or lampshade and it isn’t the right shade for the lamp? Or you want to add farmhouse charm to an existing light fixture? I have listed below a few ideas I have done in the past
Here is a Quick and Easy Fix Harp vs Slip-Uno Fitters to fit a lamp when you buy or have the wrong shade.
If you feel adventurous and would like to DIY an unique :Farmhouse Table Lamp with HVAC Parts & Accessories Upcycled, Repurposed Lamp and Lighting Ideas :Do you need an inexpensive Lampshade you may like this budge friendly Idea
It was such a simple fix and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner.
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