Simple Question (Lamp Shade Decor)


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Old 06-29-14, 08:01 PM
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Simple Question (Lamp Shade Decor)

Hi all,

I am new here, so if my question is in the wrong area or if there is an existing thread, please let me know!

I love finding thrifty ways to dress my apartment, in doing so I thought I'd freshen it up with new lamp shades. I bought some new shades to attach to an existing base. Well, they don't fit. I've screwed one on to the base, but the circular area in the center is way too big (sorry, is there proper wording for this?). This leaves it wobbling and very sloppy. I do not want to buy a new base, so I was wondering if there was hardware I could buy to secure my new shades. Any help or direction is welcome! Please let me know if my description was not good enough, and if I could provide pictures.
 
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Old 06-29-14, 08:15 PM
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Old 06-30-14, 05:37 AM
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Sounds like the shades you have maybe meant to screw onto the socket itself and would hang upside down,really won't for a table lamp.
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Old 06-30-14, 05:43 AM
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Pics would help.

By your description I assume your lamp uses a harp to attach the shade. These are lamp harps.

You're saying the hole in the shade that the screw mount at the top of the harp attaches to is too big. Use washers on the bottom and top so that the shade is between them. That should hold it steady.
 
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Hi all,

Thanks! I used the washer trick, and it worked out.
 
 

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