Thursday, September 26, 2013
Another Lamp-Strawberry Glass Shade
THE MAN liked my last lamp so much he said I should shop for another at the second hand store. Well, there is a good reason we need a second lamp, but more on that later....
Easy Peasy! This brown lamp base was $2 and almost perfect! It said Walmart on the bottom, so nothing too crazy. But I am sure I got a better price than the first owner!
I did rewire it, but only because it was just a smidge too tall for this glass shade I fixed almost two years ago and have been hoarding. Check it out here. It was also a train wreck!
I say I rewired it, but really I am stretching the truth.
It really went a little more like:
HEY....hey...hey! (Grabbing THE MAN'S ARM)
LET ME DO THAT!! Jumping up and down a little.
THE MAN: Fine! But when you are done making the connection make sure you show me. You are not qualified yet! I must check your work.
He wanders off.
I wire, tighten, and drop the protective metal down over the whole thing. He wanders back over.
HEY, I thought you were going to have me check your work! Are you sure your connection won't cause a fire and burn the house down?
I pout. Hang my head.
It's like a Chinese finger trap and has to be carefully pried apart. Which I do but nearly break it.
He takes over for the sake of marital harmony.
You may notice the previous lamp I had still lurking around. It fell victim to a misplaced pillow a weekend ago. It needs me to find/buy a new glass lampshade....
I got a text from a small boy which said MOM PLEASE DON'T EAT MY LIVER...but...
It's a vicious cycle around here!
One of my favorite parts is that finial at the top. I love finials. It was previously very similar to the one at the base of the lamp in the first photo. Gotta love a little spray paint. I paid $2 for two of these and I can't wait to see what I think of for the second one!