Since Mel and I moved into a fifties ranch style home we have been hard at work making it our own. We are fortunate that this home has a lanai and we decided to make that our tiki room. Since we moved from an almost 5,000 sq. ft. home to an almost 1,800 sq. ft. home, we have had to re-evaluate our collection and keep what we think is the best of our collection. It makes it hard when you find new treasures such as these great Reglor Hawaiian lamps.
I was unaware that Reglor produced two different Hawaiian lamp sets. Both of these sets are breathtaking and the use of chartreuse makes them that much more atomic!
As far as chalkware lamps go, I have always had an appreciation for what Reglor produced.
This set is in great overall condition considering its age. I am guessing this set was produced sometime in the late 40’s or early 50’s. Usualy Reglor produced lamps with a thick base and this set has a thin base.
This set has some condition issues as you can see. My approach to repair the peeling paint is to remove as much of it as possible. After the peeling paint is removed you have to feather out the edge of the remaining paint into the body of the lamp. This will help make the repair look seamless when painted.
Here is our other freshly acquired 1951 Reglor set. We stumbled across these lamps while cruising Craigslist. These are larger than the other set.
The only issue with this set is that the Hawaiian girl has a crack at her waist. I will repair the crack with my usual process.
These two sets will really help make our tiki room that much more cooler. Once we get the house the way we like it we will make sure to showcase it in a future blog.
Gorgeous! And always love to see how you do such great repairs to the things you find, bringing them back to their original glory. Good job!
Thanks Mod Betty!
Spectacular lamps! I’ve never seen both complete Hawaiian sets before! Love the Chartreuse always – Hey will you guys ever do a full home tour? (sorry if you already did one and I’ve missed it) New to your blog and love it!
Hi Alder. Yes, plan to post about the whole house once we get everything settled. We just recently moved into our new home and moving our collection was a nightmare. We still have a TON in boxes ha ha!!
I also have the set of hula dancers w the original shades and finials. The girls flowers on the back side are chipped off in a couple places. How do you repair them? I also have a set of seahorses lamps w shades and finials. Theyre in pretty good condition too.
Here is a link on the process:
Looks great!! Thank you!!!!