Vintage style floor lamps used for two reasons: to enhance a particular design scheme and visually draw the eye of the viewer up and encourage the viewer to inspect the room at a different angle or level. How to make vintage style floor lamps, determine the vintage era to base the light on and become familiar with the various decorative nuances of that era. Art Deco, Mid-Century and handicraft are some of the vintage eras to choose from. In our example, the lamp will need a base, a column and a shade.
Search vintage, antique and architectural junk shops, retail stores and real estate and yard sales for suitable base, column and shadow. Although a vintage style floor lamps base cannot be in perfect condition when found, remember that just cleaning and repainting a base and column are fairly easy to accomplish.
Purchase a lamp kit designed for a vintage style floor lamps. Lamp kit includes socket, cord and plug with a harp. The lamp cord and plug to drop the column and pulled out through the bottom of the lamp base. The outlet will sit inside the top of the lamp column. Check the length of the kit’s lamp cord to make sure it is long enough to light the column and base.