Well I've been looking everywhere for some bedside lamps to add to the bedroom suite and was driving home last Friday afternoon when I saw a garage sale. There were two very BIG lamps without shades that were calling my name. They were priced at $2.00 each and I was going to buy them, but I was starting to worry about the size (they came mid thigh without shades). It was while I was humming and hawing that I noticed two navy blue lamps on the ground in the corner and asked if they were for sale too. The lady said they were about 15 minutes ago, right before a gust of wind blew them off the table and cracked the lampshades and tore the electrical socket out of one. I was so sad, as they were smaller and had a very cool shape to them. Upon closer inspection I noticed that the electrical part had broken off only a small part of the plastic and when screwed back on would not be seen. So I asked her how much she would sell these to me. She said $1.50 for the two.....done deal.... they were mine. The shades were a mess so I didn't even take them and headed home. Here is a picture of them. (Notice the bare wires.) Well I got to work and started putting it back together. It was really quite easy as the wires just had to be attached back on....HA.
I felt quite Macgyverish (reference for all you older people)
and was very happy with the end result.
So I taped off the electrical socket and primed the lamp (KILZ) and spray painted it a gloss white (KRYLON) and now they sit beautifully in my room.
Don't they look good on my side tables remember what they looked like.