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Need help with sizing a shade for a lamp base...

Started 1389172149.173 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1389738633.72 by SHOPR

Hello All,

I just bought the bird lamp by Home Reflections (H199054). I don't like the shade and want to get a burlap one which will go better with our decor in the livingroom.

The lamp shade dimensions of the one that comes with the lamp is 9"H x 14" Diam.

Below is a pic of the shade I want to get. The dimensions of it on the site state it to be:

14" oval burlap - 8x12" top, 9x14" bottom, 11" side

Do you think this shade work well with the lamp (size-wise)? I know, if need be, I can get a different size harp or a shade riser for minor adjustments.

I wish a local lighting store had this shade so I could just bring the base with me, but they don't have anything close to what I want...hence I am trying to pick a good match online and wanting to make sure before I have it sent...trying to avoid the possibility of returning it...

TIA Smile

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Susan Loui­se1389194398.5573786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska

Well, I decided to order the shade...worst case scenerio, I will just have to return it. After spending several hours researching for better shade options, I couldn't find anything better. The only problem is I have to wait til the end of the month to get the shade because it's in back order status...oh well.

I'll post a pick of how the shade looks on the lamp when I get it {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

brii1389194584.23721513 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

From the dimensions, it sounds pretty close to what you need.

What does your base look like? I'm just curious. I really like burlap - very pretty.

happy hous­ewife1389194671.68729938 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
I'm sure you probably looked at amazon but if you didn't - when I needed an odd sized shade i looked in amazon and found it right away.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

Susan Loui­se1389196097.0633786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska
On 1/8/2014 brii said:

From the dimensions, it sounds pretty close to what you need.

What does your base look like? I'm just curious. I really like burlap - very pretty.

The thing was, since the lamp is going to be put on a side board table (a vintage game table closed up), a round shade would hang over the table...looking awkward to me...so was trying to find a dark burlap shade that was either bell/rectangular or oval. I think this oval one will look best.

As I mentioned in the OP, the base/lamp is QVC # H199054...if you have time, watch the video Smile

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brii1389196472.18321513 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008
On 1/8/2014 Susan Louise said:
On 1/8/2014 brii said:

From the dimensions, it sounds pretty close to what you need.

What does your base look like? I'm just curious. I really like burlap - very pretty.

The thing was, since the lamp is going to be put on a side board table (a vintage game table closed up), a round shade would hang over the table...looking awkward to me...so was trying to find a dark burlap shade that was either bell/rectangular or oval. I think this oval one will look best.

As I mentioned in the OP, the base/lamp is QVC # H199054...if you have time, watch the video Smile

Oops - I missed where you posted the item number.

It's a very pretty lamp. Actually, I like the burlap one better than the shade that comes with the lamp. The oval shape will be perfect.

Hope it works out...

fthunt1389196530.3731369 PostsRegistered 12/24/2010

Go check out website LAMPSPLUS (LAMPS PLUS) - I have replaced all my shades at one time or another over the years. Big selection and you can put your shade measurements at the top of the home page and that saves you from looking at what you can't use. Chose your style too.

They also give you a new harp with the new shade. Packing for shipment is excellent but be prepared for a lot of 'popcorn' (packing) LOL

Susan Loui­se1389196881.193786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska
On 1/8/2014 brii said:
On 1/8/2014 Susan Louise said:
On 1/8/2014 brii said:

From the dimensions, it sounds pretty close to what you need.

What does your base look like? I'm just curious. I really like burlap - very pretty.

The thing was, since the lamp is going to be put on a side board table (a vintage game table closed up), a round shade would hang over the table...looking awkward to me...so was trying to find a dark burlap shade that was either bell/rectangular or oval. I think this oval one will look best.

As I mentioned in the OP, the base/lamp is QVC # H199054...if you have time, watch the video Smile

Oops - I missed where you posted the item number.

It's a very pretty lamp. Actually, I like the burlap one better than the shade that comes with the lamp. The oval shape will be perfect.

Hope it works out...

No problem...and Thanks! Your thoughts are appreciated Smile

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happygal1389199736.532525 PostsRegistered 10/22/2005
On 1/8/2014 fthunt said:

Go check out website LAMPSPLUS (LAMPS PLUS) - I have replaced all my shades at one time or another over the years. Big selection and you can put your shade measurements at the top of the home page and that saves you from looking at what you can't use. Chose your style too.

They also give you a new harp with the new shade. Packing for shipment is excellent but be prepared for a lot of 'popcorn' (packing) LOL

Thanks for this information. I have been procrastinating about replacing 3 shades because it's always so hard to find the right size, shape and configuration. I have a local lamps plus but online might give more choices.

SHOPR1389300733.081226 PostsRegistered 4/17/2013

I think the shade you ordered should fit fine with your base, even if it is 2 inches longer, if I read the dimensions correctly. The base has plenty of blank area between the bird/flowers and where the shade should fall, so the additional shade length shouldn't cover up or crowd anything.

In case you are interested in looking at a bell shaped (but not rectangular, unfortunately) burlap shade in person, I saw them at Walmart recently. They look nice for the price in my opinion. Here is the one I saw:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-BH43-020-499-21-Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Burlap-Bell-Lamp-Shade-Tan/28859980

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Susan Loui­se1389315042.523786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska
On 1/9/2014 SHOPR said:

I think the shade you ordered should fit fine with your base, even if it is 2 inches longer, if I read the dimensions correctly. The base has plenty of blank area between the bird/flowers and where the shade should fall, so the additional shade length shouldn't cover up or crowd anything.

In case you are interested in looking at a bell shaped (but not rectangular, unfortunately) burlap shade in person, I saw them at Walmart recently. They look nice for the price in my opinion. Here is the one I saw:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-BH43-020-499-21-Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Burlap-Bell-Lamp-Shade-Tan/28859980

Hello SHOPR,

Wow! The lampshade you gave me the link to showed such a great shade, I took a trip to our local WM and to my delight, it was even better looking than the pic online! The quality is superb...unbelievable bargain for $14.95! I bought it with only one concern...the actual set up of the framework on the inside of the shade.

The actual bird lamp base shows the finial on top...so the framework/set up is on the top of the shade. With the framework being in the middle of the WM shade, the finial won't be showing...which is fine with me, just wondering if it will sit too low on the base and cover part of the bird/flowers.

The info on the outside of the shade I got at WM states I won't need the harp. So I'm thinking ok...but still scratching my head on how/where the shade will line up...or if it will work without the shade being either too high with a harp or too low without the harp.

Well, for now, all I can do is sit and wait for the lamp to arrive...about Wed. next week I figure. I REALLY want this shade to work...it is an AWESOME shade!!! I appreciate you helping me find a better deal/shade for the base.

I'll post with an update with a pic when I get the lamp! Smile

Susan Loui­se1389662135.8633786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska

SHOPR,

Thanks again for your help with a lampshade. I LOVE the shade you picked out with the lamp base and you saved me $40!!! TYSVM...it is PERFECT! I canceled my order for the shade I ordered (was back ordered anyway...worked out great!). Below is a couple of pics of the lamp...one with other lights on in the room and the other pic is with our livingroom dark and just the lamp on {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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stevieb1389665095.2327342 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

When ordering a shade sight unseen be sure and determine whether the shade is meant to be used with a harp or not. Those used with a harp will sit up higher than those that simply fit down over the bulb. Don't mean to sound like 'master of the obvious' but it's easy to forget when looking at shades what kind you need.

stevieb1389665139.9727342 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

Love your lamp and shade together!

LoopyLoo1389665797.0472085 PostsRegistered 7/30/2011

How perfect! The shade follows the same graceful curve as the original! What a find! Enjoy!

Susan Loui­se1389665913.9933786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska
On 1/13/2014 stevieb said:

When ordering a shade sight unseen be sure and determine whether the shade is meant to be used with a harp or not. Those used with a harp will sit up higher than those that simply fit down over the bulb. Don't mean to sound like 'master of the obvious' but it's easy to forget when looking at shades what kind you need.

I understand about all that....harp, no harp, etc. The problem was that there was no info in the description on the Q about harp/no harp. All I was able to go by was the pic and presentation...with a finial showing on top...hence a harp. As I mentioned in a post above, you will see all of my concerns...don't want to repeat myself...lol

Susan Loui­se1389665972.5973786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska
On 1/13/2014 stevieb said:

Love your lamp and shade together!

Thanks! Yes, in the end, it all worked out Smile

stevieb1389666340.2227342 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 1/13/2014 Susan Louise said:
On 1/13/2014 stevieb said:

When ordering a shade sight unseen be sure and determine whether the shade is meant to be used with a harp or not. Those used with a harp will sit up higher than those that simply fit down over the bulb. Don't mean to sound like 'master of the obvious' but it's easy to forget when looking at shades what kind you need.

I understand about all that....harp, no harp, etc. The problem was that there was no info in the description on the Q about harp/no harp. All I was able to go by was the pic and presentation...with a finial showing on top...hence a harp. As I mentioned in a post above, you will see all of my concerns...don't want to repeat myself...lol

No problem. I didn't read all the posts. My fault. Incidentally, harps are usually removable, so either type of shade should work, but some folks prefer using the harp so they can use decorative finials...

Susan Loui­se1389669260.0133786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska
On 1/13/2014 LoopyLoo said:

How perfect! The shade follows the same graceful curve as the original! What a find! Enjoy!

Hi LoopyLoo,

TY! I was lucky to have help from SHOPR Smile

Susan Loui­se1389722066.6373786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska

I just ordered this wonderful wall art piece at Wayfair dot com (SKU #GFCT1017). It will look great in our livingroom with the lamp...it has a perfect 5 star review too...a reasonable price with FREE S&H too...

WOOT! {#emotions_dlg.w00t}

Sharing for those interested Smile

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brii1389722299.0521513 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

Your lamp turned out beautiful!

Thanks for updating this thread.

I am looking at Wayfair now. Oh, boy{#emotions_dlg.scared} I'm in trouble.

Your wall art is very pretty too!

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Susan Loui­se1389738123.2933786 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska
On 1/14/2014 brii said:

Your lamp turned out beautiful!

Thanks for updating this thread.

I am looking at Wayfair now. Oh, boy{#emotions_dlg.scared} I'm in trouble.

Your wall art is very pretty too!

Hi Bril,

LOL {#emotions_dlg.devil2}........{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

I must confess...I got one other wall art at Wayfair for our bedroom. Currently, the only thing hanging on the wall in there is our framed wedding pic over the headboard of our bed. The blank wall we have is driving me crazy...been like that for 14 yrs...so I also got SKU #QPV1008...simple, elegant, and should look nice...not a bad price either w/ FREE S&H..and great reviews. I figured while I was cleaning and purging, we needed some updates other than seasonal decor Smile

Last edited on 1/14/2014

SHOPR1389738633.7171226 PostsRegistered 4/17/2013
On 1/13/2014 Susan Louise said:

SHOPR,

Thanks again for your help with a lampshade. I LOVE the shade you picked out with the lamp base and you saved me $40!!! TYSVM...it is PERFECT! I canceled my order for the shade I ordered (was back ordered anyway...worked out great!). Below is a couple of pics of the lamp...one with other lights on in the room and the other pic is with our livingroom dark and just the lamp on {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Susan Louise, I think it looks great! I really, really like oval/oblong and other unusual shades, but in your case, I love the the way the round bell shape curves right along with the curve of the lamp. I'm so happy for you that you ended up with a shade that works so well and that it saved you some money, too! Nice wall art you ordered. I'm sure it will all look great together in the room.

I have an oil-rubbed bronze colored rooster lamp on my buffet, and I've never been 100% happy with the shades I've tried with the lamp. I saw this one (pic below) at WM recently and just knew instantly that it was going to work. It isn't actual burlap, but close in style. I'm just happy that I was able to help out a fellow shopper in the process of finding my own ideal shade. Thanks for the update!

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