|Our "Narnia Lamp", showing|
the repaired side.
For the holidays, I covered up the defect, first by turning the lamp into a ghost for Hallowe'en, and then by adding semi-random holiday decor for Christmas. But I just couldn't think of anything appropriate for for Martin Luther King Day, except to Do The Right Thing: put in the time to fix it!
This project turned out to be much easier than I'd anticipated.
First I made a pattern for the replacement lens by holding a piece of cardboard up to the lamp, tracing around it to get the general size and shape, and then trimming to fit. I made the pattern little shorter than the original lens so I could slip it into place without disassembling the lamp; the gap at the top was concealed by the overhanging top of the lamp.