Every time I go to a thrift store, I take a hopeful lap around the lamps section, knowing that one day, maybe, that perfect teak, MCM lamp will be sitting there waiting for me. It hasn’t happened yet, but I never give hope that it will one day. Until then, I needed something for our guest room, and I wanted something a little different than your standard lamp and shade. One afternoon at a thrift store I frequent often, I found this guy:
It was a simple wooden base with a brass stem and yellow cord. Nothing too spectacular, but just different enough to warrant the $2.98 that it cost.
I decided to paint the base black, and I bought some inexpensive neon cording from a craft store to wrap the cord. I used a spray glue (Elmer’s), which was kind of a sticky mess, so I would love to hear suggestions of a better way to execute this cord wrapping method!
Also, who knew cord wrapping would take so long? Just FYI – this cord, a standard length, took me about 2 hours. Right when I was ready to quit, I realized I was already half way through – it was too late to turn back!
After wrapping the cord and letting it dry, I bought a round bulb from Lowe’s.