Every so often I like to share some repurposed items we have in our home. Who doesn’t like a good old makeover?
I’ve shared these several times on Facebook and Instagram both. You’ve even seen them in several pictures here on the blog, but I bet you didn’t even know what they once were. Unfortunately, I do not have a BEFORE picture of them, but you will get the point with my description.
Remember back in the 70s when everyone had big heavy side table lamps that were made out of concrete? (Plaster???) And, the lamp shades measured in at about 6 feet tall? ???? Well….. I was driving down the road, minding my own business, and I saw two of said lamps sitting curbside. I loved the look of the bases so obviously I stopped and grabbed them. They were so tall that I had to pop open the top of my old convertible to get them in my car.
I got them home and promptly tossed the 6′ tall lamp shade in the trash (well beside the trash can because …. 6′ ????????♀️), which left me with a shadeless lamp. If you have read my post on “How to Make a Night Light from a Lamp” you know that if you unscrew the top bulb area of a lamp, the entire thing comes apart. I removed all of the lamp fixings including the lamp wire and was left with just the bases.
There is nothing that a coat of white paint can’t fix in my book. I covered the bases in white paint that we had on hand leftover from another project and slapped a battery operated candle on the top with a candle ring. And there you have it…. Candlesticks from old lamp bases. I always have my eyes peeled for interesting looking lamp bases because they can be interesting looking candlesticks, or a nightlight like I mentioned earlier.
What do you think of my little lamp base makover? Let me know in the comments!
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Buh bye now!!!