It was a super cute piece.
I hated the lamp shade, and it had an inch of dust on the inside of it.
What was cool was that the abacuses are from the mid-1950s and made in China; and the way that they were used was pretty inspired.
So after dusting the crap out of it, and changing the cold light of the compact fluorescents...
I then set out to change the shade to something a bit more appropriate.
Gotta love Ikea for their shades.
As usual, I had to hack the shade to make it fit a non-Ikea lamp.
Finally, I re-affixed the wood pieces to the abacus, and made the overall lamp sturdy again.
I love lamp.