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What to do with these solid marble lamp bases
sbgottlieb
February 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Any suggestions what to do with these? The bases are solid marble. They are a family heirloom and I would love to use them. Our design / style tries for clean lines. Any help would be great!
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Aja Mazin
Very Nice!

Paint the metal a matte black and add a black shade.
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
If you go to a lampshade shop, they will be able to change the harp for you so that you don't need the really tall shade that the current harp was meant for. I agree with Aja that black paint could help update the lamp. I would then look at drum shades
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digitald
i would paint the metal a matte black too then you are bringing out the color in the marble
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zenhome
Yes black base would be nice. Love the drum shade above posted by Carolyn.
1 Like   February 10, 2013 at 3:29PM
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sbgottlieb
Great ideas! How are the black lampshades in terms of lighting the room? Does it keep things too dark?
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Keitha
I love the effect that a black lamp shade gives to a room... Soft and inviting. I hope you give it a try!
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Susan Mills Design
RH has black drum shades that are gold inside, gives a lovely light! Would be perfect for this lamp.
4 Likes   February 11, 2013 at 11:09PM
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LB Interiors
I would paint the metal gloss black. Add a white shade and stencil a black design of your choice or purchase.

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nancy22032
I really like the idea of painting the base but how about a grey color with a grey lampshade. Do get a lower harp. Using grey would leave the focus on the marble, I think black would drown it out. A shade with a slight flare would echo the shape of the base. Nancy
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Excellent points, Nancy!
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Aja Mazin
Depending on the room's other furnishings, gray could be very nice!!

Replacement harps and finials are available at Loews for only a few dollars.
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JWinteriors
To work with the navy Oriental, I would paint it creamy white with a creamy shade. This will soften the lamp and make the marble look stunning.
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Mary Poulos Interior and Exterior Design
Perhaps a bronze with a linen drum shade. This goes with the organic nature of the material - marble - bases.
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Aja Mazin
Visual is white and black:
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Aja Mazin
So many great ideas!
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Aja Mazin
Just a cleaning tip, Marble may be freshen with a paste of baking soda , a few drops of water, and a washcloth!

Dry the lamp with a clean rag to prevent streaks or water spots from drying onto the lamp.

You certainly have beautiful lamps!
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