The lamps sat for months because I had no place to put them. I already have a pair of nice, Restoration Hardware lamps on the living room console and another pair of silver lamps I love in the bedroom. The lamps were taller than both pairs, so I considered removing the other lamps...briefly. I found myself wishing the pineapple lamps were shorter. I even contemplated taking them apart and hacking at the wood neck to make them smaller.
Finally, with the Abode video shoot around the corner, I decided on a quick, inexpensive fix.
I bought two inexpensive drum shades from Target since I wasn't sure this little project was going to work. I snapped the center rings (these are the cheap shades that rest under the light bulb instead of on a harp) and slid them onto the necks of the lamps. Then, I used a vice grip to tighten the center rings so they would rest on the widest part of the necks. You can sort of see what I did here:
The result was pretty good...well, really it was good enough. At some point, I need to rewire the lamps and I'll get small harps and nicer black shades to match the lamps that are on either side of the bed. I don't use these lamps for fear that their old cords are a fire hazard, though I'm not sure that's a rational fear. Does anyone know if old cords (the kind where both prongs are the same width) are dangerous?