Lamp Parts {photo of the day}

I am busy today with my schoolwork/fieldwork, so I thought I would show you a picture of the items we got at an estate sale and Lowe’s 2 weekends ago to make a lamp from.

The bowl and antique lamp stand came from the estate sale for $3 (even though it says $4, it was 25% off) and $17.50 respectively, and the other piece is a track lighting pendant that we got at Lowe’s for $9 from the lighting department, in the picture I had already cut the cord off of the back of the socket.

We’ve already made 90% of the lamp, we just haven’t fully committed to what to do with the base; Paul doesn’t like it at all, and I think we can save it with a little routered edge, and some black paint. (I think it’s the shape he’s opposed to, since the metal base is square while the wood is a rectangle, but I’m pretty sure we came to the conclusion that it was important for balance since the top of the lamp is front leaning.)

Anyway, in the next couple of days I’ll put up the process pictures of turning the bowl into a lampshade, and by then I can hopefully show you a finished product because I’ll have completed the base.

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  4 comments for “Lamp Parts {photo of the day}

  1. February 8, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Where we live there are NO good estate sales ever—how I envy you.

    I do hope you post a photo of the finished product.

    ps—I adore your birthday cake.
    ps—We are waiting in anticipation to see your signature look. (Please tell me you are making one.)

    • February 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm


      Have you ever tried that is where we look every weekend for our’s, although if there aren’t any in your area, there won’t be a listing for anything!

      ps— thanks, I thought it was pretty cute too!
      ps— I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to, since my school schedule has been crazy, and my husband/awesome child wrangler when I am doing projects, is going out of town for 3 weeks – but he has encouraged me to fit it in; so I made the pattern for part of it tonight while he read my Anthropology homework to me, and will hopefully finish it this weekend!

      Thanks for thinking of me enough to look forward to my signature look! Ha, ha, hopefully it isn’t terrible!

  2. February 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Looking forward to the finished product – WHERE do you come up with all your ideas from!!????

    • February 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      This one was actually a combo between Paul and me; he really liked the lamp, and I was aware of a pottery barn lamp that I liked with a glass shade, and I suggested we find a bowl or something for the lamp. I went over to a table and said, like this bowl, but not necessarily THIS bowl and held it up – it turns out it WAS that bowl as it looked perfect!

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