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jimnade

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Hi ya'll -
Over time, lamp shades fade and just look old...like me! I am looking for a place to purchase new lamp shades. They are smaller than most; 6 inches tall, 5 inches across the top and 6 across the bottom. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thought for sure I could find them at Quartzsite...but struck out, rats!
Thanks in advance for any help.
Jim
 

Betty Brewer

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jimnade said:
I am looking for a place to purchase new lamp shades. They are smaller than most; 6 inches tall, 5 inches across the top and 6 across the bottom. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Jim,
Have you checked out the lighting departments at Loew's or Home Depot?  They have shades to go with their chandeliers which might fit.  I've also seen  small shades at Bed Bath and Beyond.  Check the web site for Lamps are Us as well.

Betty
 

b_smitty

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Are you talking about shades for the kind of lamps found around the home, i.e. table lamps?  If so, my first thought would be to check out a store like Target or Walmart.  Not fancy, but functional.
 

drwho

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Try Wall Mart....We just purchased exactly what you describe a couple months ago. I think they were twelve dollars each. However, we visited several Wall marts before we found the style we wanted.
 

John From Detroit

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Yet other options are

1: Renewal... There should be products on the market one can use to treat an older shade (depending on what it's made of) to renew it's appearance... So long as it's just faded and not "Shabby" that is

2: Re-make... Generally there is a wire frame, you can recover with new material, plastic, fabric or paper depending on the shade.. In some cases you may cover with a plastic sheet to from the shade and then fabric over that
 

jimnade

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You folks are the best! I just love this site.
When the snow allows us the freedom to sneak out of it's white wrapping...we shall make out way to each of the aforementioned stores. I can't thank you enough. Refurbishing them may be a bit tricky, at least for us. Albeit, they are only faded and not torn so we may stand a chance. Again, thank you all for being so very kind.

When a solution is found, I shall post the results. Also...the shade has a "spider" support system. The shade is held in place by a cap screwed from the top onto a vertical post. It does not just snap over the light bulb...thought I would throw that in just for clarity.
Regards, Jim
 

Alaskansnowbirds

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Jim,

Not sure if you're close to a large city but if you are, check the yellow pages for a lamp repair store or speciality lighting store. My mother had a lamp she wanted repaired and I found a lamp repair store in Sun City, AZ.. They didn't sell any new lamps just repaired them. They had more parts than you could imagine. If they don't have the shade you need I would bet they would know where to get it.
 
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