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:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They all look great Penny! Love the silver teapot!

Hope said...

Hello Penny,

I love your creations! Your blog is inspirational.

~Hope

April said...

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

Vee said...

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

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

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!

Gretchen said...

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

Gretchen

Kelly said...

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

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Totally in love with the teapot lamp!

Linda @ Many Things to Do said...

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

Mimi Sue said...

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

podso said...

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!

injoyinmylife said...

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

Jen Kershner said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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.

Canadian Chickadee said...

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

Hugs, Carol

Canadian Chickadee said...

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

Hugs, Carol

Lorrie said...

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

Pamela said...

Love those Penny!

grace kay said...

Beyond beautiful!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

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.

Debbiedoo's said...

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

arrielle_p said...

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

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