Last week I mentioned an awesome lamp that I found but couldn't share because I was fixing it. Well here it is, all fixed up!
Aren't those fiber glass shades sexy?! Serisouly, I love this style of lamp and was so freakin' excited to find one at a reasonable price. The shades got bent up when the thrift shop taped them together so I had to work on them a bit and then bend the base back to shape. It mostly really needed to be rewired. It was kind of a pain because the socket had a special switch on it that fit through a hole in the cylinder part of the shade. Well they don't make those anymore and after much trial (I rewired this thing like four separate times) and error I realized I would have to put a cord on it with a rotary switch. That proved to be hard to find new so I just bought one at the thrift store, cut it and attached it to the new socket. I felt very handy after all that! I told my brother the electrician that I wanted to be paid an electricians wage to rewire lamps. Yeah, in my dreams!!!
|Anyone need a beat up lid?|
Has your dear sweet fuzzy critter ever broken one of your awesome vintage finds?
I'm thinking that has a reward for being so good last week and getting things done, I'm going to go on a few good thrifting trips. Crossing my fingers for a BIG Pyrex score!