It’s amazing the deals you find at an auction. This old unwanted lamp found it’s way into our home for the low bid of $1. Yep! That’s right. One stinkin’ dollar. We didn’t really have a plan for it when we bought it, but it was hard to pass up another upcycle challenge, and this was a challenge!
When we don’t have a vision for a piece, we follow a method. Start by taking it apart and see what there is to work with. Initially, we thought some spray paint and a new lamp shade ? However, upon further inspection, a new idea started brewing. We loved to metal rod and the little wooden piece. That was about it.
So, we left off the outer ceramic shell for another day and left only the bones of the lamp and the small piece of wood, as ab accent against the steel shaft. The old wiring seemed a little sketchy to we picked up a new wiring kit from Lowe’s for about $5.
The old lampshade was HUGE. So revert to our method. Take it apart. Once the outer shade was removed,we debated on adding some new fabric. Instead simply flipping it upside down did the trick. The final step was the addition of an Edison bulb and wah lah let that beautiful wire shine!
The simplicity of this lamp is right. It’s become a favorite piece in our home, and a definite talking point for guests.