I wanted to convert this lamp from something which takes a downward shade to one that takes a shade with a harp. Why? Because I cannot find the former, but the latter abound.
It was too easy, really.
Walmart, by the way, carries a line by BH&G and their harps do not come with the bottom bit--the part the harp actually sits in. The lamps, however (also by BHG) do have it--but not the top part of the harp. (So, when you buy the lamp, you have to fork out an extra $4-$5 for the top part of the harp and a conversion project like this is impossible.) Tacky marketing, if you ask me.
(Sorry for the blur. We were watching the Olympics while doing this little project.)
Off everything came.
Make sure you identify which wire goes with which screw as you dissamble everything. You don't want to mess with the circuit!
There. The bottom bit which holds the harp is now in position.
Matching up the right wire with the right screw.
The top part of the harp is in place.
And so is the new lampshade!
For some reason, my Mom had two. We thought they were the same. They were similiar, both brass: but definitely not the same.
(Yes, that's dust on the wall! This was taken a mere 24 hours after Mom finished verathaning the floor.)
I just googled "swing arm lamps" and I'm now thinking these shades are actually too big for the lamps. What do you think?