Mid century lamp-Not just taking up the hobby of creating your own retro lamps add light to a room, you can also dress the room with your own personal style. Looking to the past, giving you plenty of style options to choose from as a guide. In the 1800s, you would have used the lanterns. In the 1920s, the art deco era of lampshades, you may have had a cylindrical scone or a short metal pole with a lighted flying saucer on top, or a long, thin based with a round top that looked like a jelly fish standing on his tentacles with his head flared open. The options are endless for mid century lamp.
Look at your parents ‘and grandparents’ attics to find interesting things from the long-gone eras that can serve as a base for your mid century lamp. Search for vases, boxes and baskets. Find the pieces of the base of the knee. Search for objects that represent the era of the lamp base, ceramic figurines. Use a ceramic vase or a figure thick enough to deal with a hole drilled through it. Use a disco ball if your time is 70s. Find an old ET toy from an online auction and use that as your base if you choose era is the 80s.