Transformers: Old Lamp, New Life

An old lamp shines like new with a little work.



This wonderful lamp with faux bamboo dates back to the 60s and Designer Brenda Kelly Kramer (www.brendakellykramer.com) found it at one of her favorite haunts: the Benefit Shop in Bedford Hills. “You wouldn’t want a fussy or ornate shade to take away the beauty of the lamp; cream is too bland, so I chose black to set off the base,” Kelly Kramer says.

The shell finial adds the perfect finishing touch—I love the swirl of the brown and white shell. 

Bottom Line

Lamp base:    $25
Lampshade:   $35
Finial:              $10

Total:             $70


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After