The red pagoda shade sells for $95 at Toni's Lamps & Shades. Below, a cone shaped lamp shade is the most popular because it looks great on any base.

Shades of delight

Let the pros shed some light
on your lamp project

Star-Bulletin staff

Watched all the how-to programs, read all the do-it-yourself manuals and decided you'd rather leave it to the pros?

Edwin Iwaida of Toni's Lamps & Shades on 1124 Kona St. has the biggest selection of shades in stock on the island, he says, and if you can't find what you're looking for in the shop, he'll make it for you.

"Bring the lamp in," said Iwaida. "If you spend $100 on a lampshade but it doesn't work with your base, it'll look like a $10 lamp." Call him at 591-2201.

Over at Tropical Lamp & Shade Co. at 977 Queen St., you'll find a sampling of what shop owner Cliff Garcia can fashion -- "anything you want" -- into a lamp, including collector beer bottles like the one shown at right. The Primo bases, sans shade, sell for about $89. He's worked with glass floats and wooden horse statuettes. He also does repair work and custom shades. For more information call 593-0408.

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