I’m a big fan of ambience, aka mood lighting, when it comes to decorating our home. I like little bits of light here and there to create focal points in a room. Whether it be from a dimmed chandelier, a candle, or a night light. FYI – We have dimmer switches in every room so we can ????turn the lights, turn the lights down low…. ???? I think that’s a current song. (A.D.D. moment)
When Deb and I owned our store front, we made lots and lots of these little night lights from old lamps. It is so very simple to do and I still make tons of them to sell. I shared the idea over on Instagram and have had lots of my friends show me their own projects. So I thought I would share my DIY project with my little bloggy buddies, too!
Old lamp – I find most of mine at thrift stores
Chandelier socket sets (Click link to purchase. It contains the kit and the sleeve.)
Silicone night light bulb (Click link to purchase)
Screw driver – straight and phillips
Remove the harp, which is the part that the lamp shade is attached to. You may need to remove the felt on the bottom, also. Because once you start taking it apart, sometimes you need to hold on to the nut down below. Do you like how I said that? If your mind went elsewhere, welcome to the club of dirty minds. ????
Remove the top part of the lamp that holds the light bulb. It’s easiest if you use a very small screwdriver to pop it out. Do you like my pen emoji and my blurry picture? – Sorry about that… but I figured you would rather see a blurry picture than not know what in the hell I was talking about.)
Loosen (don’t remove) the screws holding the lamp wire and unhook. One screw will be silver and one will be gold. I like to mark the wire on the gold screw (hot) by using a piece of painters tape because you will match that back up to the new gold screw.
NOTE: If your old lamp has two silver screws, the “smooth” wire is the HOT wire and will be attached to the gold screw. There is a ridge on the other one, in which you will attach to the silver screw.
Next, unscrew the top nut, to remove the part that held the harp, and screw the nut back on. This is where you may have to hold the nut down under to tighten the entire lamp back up. This particular lamp I didn’t have to.
Feed the wire through the bottom of the chandelier socket, which will then screw right onto the original lamp.
Twist all of the loose frazzled wires with the blue tape (that you took off of the gold screw) and wrap that wire around the new gold screw on the chandelier socket. Tighten the screw.
And then do the same with the other wire.
Add the socket cover and a silicone light bulb and you are all set!!!
And there you have it!!! How to make a night light from an old lamp.
As always, I appreciate all of you so much for reading this little ol’ blog o’mine and pledge my love to each and every one of you. Thank you so much! Chat with me in the comments, on Facebook, or over on Instagram. I love to hear from you guys! Also, keep me posted if you make any of these and what you thought of the project. They add a little twinkle of light all over your house.
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