After posting here about how to rewire a lamp, I have been looking for one of my own to experiment on. I recently found this one during one of my many thrifting adventures, I thought it was a good height and had a pretty shape to it.
It was a whopping $6.99. Right away I figured this baby would need to be rewired, look at that plug?!
Not to mention it had no switch thingy on it!
Definitely not something I feel safe about putting in my daughter's room!
I found my rewire kit at Ace Hardware for $10.99 -
I too my needle nose pliers and quickly cut the old wiring out of the lamp:
and was left with this...
I followed the directions on the back of the kit. Surprisingly, it was EASY PEASY!
I screwed in my light bulb, and nervously plugged it in. And guess what...???
It ACTUALLY turned ON! I was very pleased with myself I must say, I felt so...handy!
For some reason it still makes me nervous to use. I know it turns on and all, but what if I didn't tighten the wires tight enough or something and it catches fire?
Now that it works (hopefully stays working :0) I need to make it PRETTY! On to painting it and finding a shade!