I’ve always loved modern light fixtures and lamps. Electrical wiring, on the other hand, has always kinda scared me. Despite my fear I decided to try my hand at creating some lighting of my own.
I found this awesome vase thing at a thrift store. I’m really not sure what it was originally, but I thought it would make a perfect base for a lamp.
At another thrift store, I found a white lamp shade that was the exact size and shape I wanted for the base. I painted the shade and then added the see-through fabric. After installing the socket, I finished my first lamp!
Continuing that same concept, I created a matching set of lamps using vases found at thrift stores. I am absolutely in love with the fabric I found for these shades!
During one of my thrift store hunts, I found some amazing glass shades. I decided to try to make them into a hanging fixture. At the time, I lived in an apartment and couldn’t actually install a ceiling fixture so I tried to make a hanging lamp. It was an epic fail! I completed it, wiring and all, but the way it hung was really ugly. It needed to be a mounted to the ceiling. I set it aside and left it alone for awhile. Once I moved into my current house I was able to finish and install it. I am very happy with the outcome…
This is hanging in my dining room which is my favorite room in our house. Come back again and I’ll show you more of this bright yellow room.