Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wiring A Lamp

Wiring a Lamp....

A few of you wanted more information on how to turn a balustrade into a lamp.  How to wire it, how to drill the hole....


I will do a tutorial soon.  My second balustrade has been painted and waxed, but not wired.  So when Mr. Comforts wires it, I will take step by step pictures.


You know you can turn almost anything into a lamp.  Here are a couple of things I have turned into lamps in the past...


Teapots and Sugar Bowls



Bird Cage

You can use vases, birdhouses, planters, teacups/saucers, wine bottles, olive oil cans, picnic baskets....you name it!

Stay tuned...in the next week or so, I will show you how.

Welcome Home,
Penny


22 comments:

  1. They all look great Penny! Love the silver teapot!

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  2. Hello Penny,

    I love your creations! Your blog is inspirational.

    ~Hope

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  3. Oh, I will definitely stay tuned to l learn more! Can't wait!!!

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  4. That will be cool! Hope that Mr. Comforts of Home doesn't mind being watched carefully.

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  5. Great lamps! You are so brave turning things into lamps. Like the teapot and the sugar bowl. I would be so nervous....they turned out lovely though!

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  6. Your are the lamp queen! I love everything you've turned into a lamp.

    Gretchen

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  7. Looking forward to seeing the tutorial! You've made some unique and pretty lamps.

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  8. Totally in love with the teapot lamp!

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  9. Great ideas , can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  10. Last summer I went to a craft fair and one vendor had her booth stuffed with handmade lamps. Loved them and love yours. Did you paint that balustrade with chalk paint? Did you use the wax that they sell with the chalk paint? Or can you use the less expensive wax they sell at home depot? I just bought some chalk paint but didn't get the wax. Thought I'd try some wax I already had. Mimi

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  11. My grandmother was known for her lamp repairs and wiring abilities. I like to think I take after her, but sometimes its simplest to hand it over to husband. Your lamp ideas are great!

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  12. Your creations are fabulous! I hope it's not too terribly difficult because I would love to do something like that. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. It always sounds so easy but still seems so intimidating to me! I love your lamps though!

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  14. Love them all, Penny! I especially love the last one with the bird cage and toile shade. It seems daunting, but I'll be watching for the tutorial.

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  15. Love, love, LOVE the birdcage lamp with the black and white toile shade. So elegant -- so French!

    Hugs, Carol

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  16. Love, love, LOVE the birdcage lamp with the black and white toile shade. So elegant -- so French!

    Hugs, Carol

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  17. What unique lamps. Love them, especially the black birdcage.

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  18. Love the birdcage one! I have quite a few big birdcages that would make great lamps so I'm looking forward to seeing how you go about it.

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  19. Love that tea pot light. My Mom is the queen of wiring too, she has wired up some beauties herself.

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  20. This is awesome. I really like the teapot lamp! :)

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