Restoration and Repairs
We offer repairs and restoration services with our experienced staff that can turn your old lamp into a family heirloom.
Restoration services may include the following depending on your needs:
1. Cleaning and polishing brass or other fine materials
2. Painting and blasting with environmentally safe materials like walnut shells
3. Rewiring of all kinds
4. Shades dirty? No problem we clean those too
5. Broken glass shade? We can help!
6. Halogen floor lamp with expensive, hard to find bulbs? We convert sockets for use with more affordable bulbs. Call us and find out what your options are.
There is no sense filling up our landfills with perfectly good lamps when most of the time they just need new sockets.
We have one of the few people in Pierce County who knows how to rewire a six way floor lamp. It looks so easy but we repair more of these lamps after customers get frustrated after hours of getting nowhere, that they are glad they found us.
We also carry parts and products for those who would like to fix their old lamps. If you want to do your own repair and you are stuck, consider calling us and making an appointment with our repair person. For a small fee, you will be guided through your project with ease from a professional who has been doing this type of work for more than 15 years.
Do you have a hanging lamp that you want to become a table lamp? No problem. We often take the “bones” of a lamp fixture and turn it into the type of lamp our customer wants. When you want to have a one-of-a-kind lamp, we’re the place to go. We can take parts of lamps, vintage vases, musical instruments, teapots, you name and turn it into a lamp. Come and see some of our creations. If you want to give someone a special gift, stop by the shop and see what we have available. If you don’t find what you want, maybe we can make it for you.
Vintage parts available for sale
We have replacement IES reflector shades for floor lamps and table lamps. We always have reflectors in the shop in all three sizes: 6″, 8″ and 10″. The letter IES stand for “Illiminating Engineering Society.” This is a society that strives to improve lighting illumination.
We also have vintage ones which cost more (prices for 10″ ones start at $55.00 with the more unique ones costing a little more. For those of you who really want to keep you floor lamp totally vintage, check in with us to see if we have a vintage reflector available that will fit your floor lamp. We suggest you bring your lamp with you because some glass reflectors do not fit all diffusers. As our sales are final, we like to be sure what you are purchasing will fit appropriately.
One of our latest creations
A client walked in with a box containing a Salmanazar (a 9 liter wine bottle which is the second largest wine bottle made). She wanted a table lamp made with the bottle which holds an entire case of wine). This bottle is extra special because it was a gift signed by all the people her husband worked with when he left the California winery some many years ago. The bottle sat in the box for years and years, then she heard about Tacoma Lamp Repair. She had seen wine lamps before in some wine bars so she had ideas of what she wanted. Her ideas were translated into action and within two weeks the bottle in a box became a beautifully designed lamp. The job was completed just in time for a special Christmas gift. Below is a photo of the completed lamp.
40” tall with a 9 1/2” hand painted wood base
Here are samples of lamps we have restored ready for a new home. If you are interested in any of these, give us a call and we will give you pricing.