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60’s Mod Lamp Restoration

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Mel and I recently picked this floor lamp up.  It is so futuristic and has such a unique design.  We feel like this is a signature piece, but we were unable to find out anything about it.  We searched the internet for days and came up with nothing.  Regardless of the designer, we love it!

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Here is a better look at the condition of this lamp.  This floor lamp had been in storage and got a little beat up over the years.

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The first thing to do to get the restoration started is to sand down the entire piece.

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Now that I have sanded down the lamp, the surface has tooth which allows the primer and paint to grab the surface better.

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After I sprayed the primer, I put it out in the sun to make sure it cured and would have no issues with the paint.

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I used a black satin finish spray paint.  I felt that a gloss paint would not have looked right.  After the final coat of paint, I let it sit in the sun for the rest of the day.  I also painted the underside of the shelf as well.

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This restoration only took about a day and now its a new lamp.  The finished piece looks so nice and will look great in our new store at Midway Antique Mall.

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I hope to eventually find out who the designer is of this lamp.  It is too cool to not have a known designer behind its futuristic styling.  This is a classic design that shows design can still be functional.

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5 responses »

  1. HAH! Another paint job without ME!!! ;- ) Looks fantastic

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  2. I don’t know if this is his design, but look up Robert Sonneman.

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