It could be an antique clock, an olde-tyme typewriter, or a weathered steering wheel off a WWII Jeep…

We all have items in our lives that fondly remind us of something, someone, or some era. However, such memory-laden trinkets often sit for years on the chilled concrete in a cobwebby basement -or they end up getting stashed away in the attic under unread newspapers from 1998.

Though these items might spend a decade out of sight and mind, no amount of dust or rust can diminish their sentimental value to us. And of course, it would be just unthinkable to send these nostalgic items to some sad landfill upstate, heaven forbid! You want to breathe new life and brilliance into that old (and intensely adored) attic trinket, but you’re not quite sure how.

Well, LFTA may have an intriguing solution.


Directions to Setup a Custom Design Project

Why not repurpose the item by allowing the Head Craftsman (HC) of LFTA, Allen Danielsen, take a look? If you’re interested in turning that old clock into a beautifully imaginative centerpiece that can light up a room, then here’s how you can setup a custom design project of your own -and don’t worry, it’s a super simple process.

  • First you’ll need to contact us via email using the HC’s address:
  • Next, please include the following in your email…
    1. The subject line should read “Custom Design for [Your Name]”
    2. In the body, feel free to give a few interesting details about the item -and be sure to mention anything that he may need to know in order to properly build the lamp. Ultimately, the goal here is for Allen to really get to know the project. Especially since most of custom designed lamps involve pieces that hold tremendous sentimental value to the customer, he likes to ask as many questions as needed to provide the highest quality possible.
    3. Last, try to include 3-4 images of the item, so he can get an even better idea on what he’s working with.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, not all items may be eligible for a custom design project, as many factors go into the process from foundation to finished lamp. If Allen does not feel as though the project is feasible, he may have to decline the request. Not the most ideal scenario; but we’d rather decline a project -than to risk damaging an item that holds special importance to the customer. However, Allen rarely ever has to turn away a custom project, and is able to work with the vast majority of requests.
And that’s about all there is to it! If Allen is able to give your project a green light, you’ll be amazed with how an Edison bulb can keep the dust off that typewriter …because that’s just what LFTA can do for some of life’s most memorable items. Hence is why we don’t call ourselves ‘antiques back-into the attic’…

We’re Lamps FROM the Attic.