Custom Services and Products

Lamp and Chandelier Repair and Rewiring
Need a new base to update your lamp, giving it a new life? Or maybe just a mechanical tuneup? All rewiring done with best-quality rayon-covered wire and solid brass hardware; stock or custom bases available in woods, stone, metal—and more.

Make Anything Into a Lamp
Have a family heirloom, a favorite vase, a treasure you found? Bring it in and watch me help you transform it into a lamp with custom-fitted base and shade to show off any prized object and match any decor.

Yes, We Make House Calls!
Sometimes decisions about decorative items are best done right there, in the room in question. If you need me to come to you, it’s not a problem. I will bring shade swatches and samples, and help you fit lampshade to you lamps. We pick up and deliver!

Larger-Scale Lighting Projects
Starting a lighting project, and need expert help from beginning to end? Whether you need to light an entire room or a whole house, let me know and together we can make a plan together, right down to the correct bulbs.


Shandell’s offers matchboxes, tissue boxes, wastebaskets and night lights for wholesale.  Please get in touch at thingsthatmakeyousmile [ at ] gmail dot com.

Custom and Fundraising
Custom: Our custom work goes way beyond lamps and lampshades. Want a special gift, a favor for group events, or need to get the word out about your organization? Custom matchboxes, night lights, tissue boxes and more can help you do that.

Samples of custom matchboxes

Buck House, Country Living & Berkshire Grown,

The Good Dog Foundation

Shandell’s can take your image and customize any of these product for you; all that’s needed is a good image, and I will do the rest. From treasured family or pet photos to club, school or corporate logos, the only limit is our combined imagination.

Museum stores are using Shandell’s matchboxes with their current exhibits on them.  The Peabody Essex Museum is thrilled with the wonderful response from their customers.

Fundraising: Russel Rescue, The Good Dog Foundation and Golden’s Bridge Hounds Pony Club are just a few of the charitable organizations that have selected Shandell’s to create unique, profitable handmade items for their fundraising campaigns.

Night lights and matchboxes come in an array of stock patterns, or can be customized with your organization’s logo or a picture for a one-of-a-kind profit-making product. Both make ideal peer-to-peer sales items.