Tuesday

Yes, another lamp...

OK, I admit it...I'm addicted to making lamps. In fact, I'm thinking about turning that addiction into something healthy like opening an Etsy shop. Hopefully more on that soon. Anyways, I spotted this finial in the clearance section of a local floral shop. I probably wouldn't have bought it, but it was $1.50! That's less than a cup of coffee, I couldn't pass that up. What was my first thought? Why not make a lamp? I was hoping it would be hollow and thankfully it was. I used a hand saw to saw the decorative portion off the top. I needed it to be flat. Then I drilled a hole in the top for the cord to come through.



Next, I taped it off to prepare for some fresh paint...



trimmed the edges with an exacto knife...


and put it all together! The lampshade was another goodwill find for $0.99 and I used parts and pieces from old lamps in my garage to wire it, so...I have a new lamp for $2.50! Can't beat that!



9 comments:

House of Smith's said...

OH my word! I'm dying over how CUTE this turned out!!!
Now if I just knew HOW to wire a lamp...... lol.

You've got skillz girl!
Shelley

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Fabulous job!

bazaarofserendipity said...

cute!! you are good!

www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

McCarthy Designs said...

Great makeover! Your lamps always turn out well and I think you should definately open an Etsy shop! xx

Pudel-design said...

That looks great!
Really pretty. Good job!

Lovely greetings...

Judi B said...

I have been following your blog hoping you can read my mind. I'm looking for a tutorial about the wiring part of reworking the wiring in existing lamps or using a kit, where to find said kits that you've referenced, etc. I'll you'll consider sharing some of your knowledge with us!

LaRae Davenport said...

Oh my goodness, you HAVE to open an etsy shop! You would do amazingly well! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Judi and House of Smith's, I've actually been thinking about doing a tutorial on how to wire/rewire a lamp. Check back in the next few days, you will be amazed at how easy it is!

Kim said...

Good grief, I never would have thunk :). Wonderful job.

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