Rewiring a Lamp
Get that lamp you love back in working order with five easy steps, courtesy of home improvement professional JoAnne Liebeler.
Lamp cord wires are fairly malleable, so you can either use your fingers or needle-nose pliers to shape both ends of each wire in to the shape of a hook.
With the new replacement cord ready to go, remove the old one. This means you'll have to loosen -- and maybe completely disassemble -- the lamp's components.
There may be a fabric (often felt) covering the lamp base. You'll need to remove this. It's likely that a nut holds the lamp's components together near the base. Loosen the nut. At this point, all the lamp's components will become jiggly and loose, so if it's glass, be careful!