Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An Alabaster Lamp--Rewired and Refreshed


"Can't you talk?"
This adorable little alabaster lamp was only $5.00 on Ebay. The reason? It needed to be rewired, something I didn't realize until I opened the package.

So I put it in the "Lamps Are Us" cupboard with all the other lamps and lamp parts to await the day I felt like doing a project!
That was over a year ago!

Yesterday, I bought the kit at Home Depot and actually rewired it!

It was quite a simple project, except it was difficult to feed the wire through the narrow passage.
How exciting though when I turned it on and it actually worked!

Isn't it cute? I tried all my different shades on, trying to find the perfect one.

The lamp ended up at the bottom of the stairs for now, but I think eventually it may end up in the granddaughter's bedroom!
What do you think? Not bad for an investment of $10--right?

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20 comments:

Kathysue said...

Hi D, I love this little lamp it is just precious! It feels so good to get small projects done. I know I have so many on the back burner, actually they are not even on the stove any more!!hehe, Kathysue

Kathy said...

This is fantastic Delores, great investment is right. Hey I was sure thinking, well wishing you were here to help me with a tablescape for my back patio that I blogged about today...then it would be perfect!

Sarah said...

Not bad, indeed! Delores, this is darling. I'd say perfect for the granddaughter's room. You are inspiring me to pull a couple of lamps that need attention. ;-)
You are a woman of many talents! ~ Sarah

The Polished Pebble said...

Yea...you are the new DIY hero Delores!

too darn cute


kelley

Shirley said...

Delores, This lamp is so cute..I love it. You sure have a keen eye. How come I never come across items like this? I better keep an EYE out better than I do..LOL!
Nice job...

Sherri said...

Where do you get different and cute shades?

Wyatt said...

I really, really love that lamp!
What a find! Note to self...shop E-Bay.

Wyatt's Mom

Liz- said...

"Can't you talk" how cute is that!! Love it...your a master electrician now! LOL...

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Delores, this lamp it so cute
your are a good electrician!!
XO
Isora

Victoria said...

absolutely darling I fixed one last spring so I could sell it at a garage sale I could not believe how it easy it was either. So love this little lamp you do have a great eye!

Diane @ Magpies and Magnolias said...

How adorable! And such a bargain, too.

I never knew that you could buy a kit like that. I've always taken vintage lamps to a lamp store to be rewired and paid a LOT more than that! Thanks for the info. You just saved me some money!

Emily said...

This was a great find on ebay, and its adorable! I love you have it where you can enjoy it, perfect shade too.

~Emily

Upscale Downhome said...

I am always on the look out for alabaster lamps, too. I love them. This one that you rewired is wonderful. I love the dog! Looks great on the table.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love original lamps, and this one is adorable! Good work! I've never rewired one myself, and I have a collection of some needing to be fixed too! I'll have to try it out.

Gracefully Vintage said...

What a great find..And such a statement piece in your home..
Conversation item.. and Just Darling
Karryann

Ispirato Design said...

So pretty and I love that little nook! Definitely worth ten bucks :)

Jacqueline said...

What a great lamp and what an inspiring project. I know it is really easy to do, but I have never wired a lamp. I love the shade you chose too. How fun and to be able to say you did it too!

Liz- said...

Well you are master electrician now! LOL... I love it- it's very charming! How cute is that "Can't you Talk?" Right after I saw this post I ran across a birdcage lamp with a cat inside and the bird on the outside looking in! I was inspired by the whimsical nature of yours and decided I had to have it.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

That is absolutely fabulous. And your roses make me giddy!

Simone said...

Dolores, I referred to your post on my blog and wanted to let you know.

http://antiquestyle.blogspot.com/2011/05/let-there-be-light.html

I hope that was ok.

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