|Love at first sight. One of two 1920's vintage lamps purchased on Ebay.|
I found a seller on Ebay who specialized in lamp parts and sent a message inquiring about the recommended parts that may accomplish this now seemingly hefty goal. You see, I am not very mechanical. Nor am I very handy, really. What was I thinking? He sent a message back with some ideas and after a few more exchanges I purchased:
2 Steel Pipes
2 Silver Lamp Cords
Lot of 25 Clear Prisms
|Lamp One coming together, but still no light.|
Inside the socket it turns out are the two screws that the wires at the end of my power cord needed to be wrapped around and then screwed in. From there I decided to put a bulb in and test this theory. It worked! There was light! Then I reached for the lamp to adjust it and immediately shocked myself! In my excitement, I did not think that there was rapid electricity flowing that obviously accounted for the light. So, I unplugged my lamp and plowed forward.
A few more times I took it all apart and back together until I was happy with the final product. This was not completed without another shock. This one sent the light bulb out of my hand. This is no joke. You want to be an amateur and take this type of project on...keep your common sense right next to your screwdriver. 4 hours later...a lamp was reborn!
15 minutes later, another lamp was born. Talk about a learning curve! Now for the perfect lampshades to take my lamp to the next level. No pressure.
|Two 1920's lamps re-envisioned to meet a modern time. Sleek, steel lines meet delicate, glass prisms.|