You win some, you lose some.
Though I have/am returning all my "China" Lava Lite lamps, I kept one to test drilling holes in the base. Lava Lite Aristocrat bases are about as boring as they come so I thought I would attempt to recreate the Aristocrat pinholes. Lava Lite must've dropped drilling the holes in the base as yet another measure to save money. LOL
I first made a very rough template and taped a bunch of paper onto an Arisocrat base:
I then removed the template and traced it onto another sheet of paper:
I wrapped that around the Aristocrat base to make sure it was sized right, and then took that and traced it again on thicker, card-stock paper.
I took the card stock template and taped it onto the Aristocrat base. I switched on the light and took a pointy object and poked holes in the card stock where the pinholes were.
Then I taped up the un-drilled base with painter's tape (this is to prevent the drill from slipping while you drill the holes):
Place the template you just created over the taped-up un-drilled base and mark the holes with a permanent marker. Remove template. You now have tiny dots!
Next up, drill the holes! I used a small drill bit and went slowly. It goes pretty easily. The tape does prevent any slipping. Just be firm and go slow.
Remove tape and LOOK! Nice holes!!
Well, I did indeed totally screw up the paint job and I have royally messed up the base. :( So tomorrow I will seek out some paint thinner. However, this was pretty easy to do and it looks great.
Hope this helps anyone who's thinking about sprucing up their boring Lava Lite base!
no but something that is very similar!!!! huge selection of colors toooo