|dangerous cord and flaky brass accents!|
|Both pictures from potterybarn.com|
I bought the lamp for $5.00! I brought it home and took it apart. I didn't want the brass rod inside, the base was pretty rough and the cord looked old and out of code. I thought that rewiring the lamp would be a lot tricker than it was. I am no expert but it wasn't hard to do. I did all of it by myself but Josh did strip the wires for me. I found this great tutorial video from Howcast.com . I am a visual learner so this really helped. Plus all of the parts that I bought to rewire the lamp had instructions on how to rewire a lighting fixture.
So after the techincal stuff was out of the way, I got to playing with the lamp. I painted the base a dark bronze along with the hardware that goes near the socket. I went around the house trying to find things to fill up the lamp.
|This thing is huge! It will hold a 4 creamers and still look empty|
|Faux fern? I thought it might look too old lady-ish. I wasn't into it.|
I ended up deciding with Josh's help that the corks were the best option. I can remove the base later on if I want to change out the items I stuff in there.
Do you have any ideas for things in put in here? Josh already said no to seashells!
Updated: I am linking up to this party! Check it out!
I am linking up with House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday