Introduction: 20 Minute Lamp

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I have been dragged round the shops for the last few weeks looking for a couple of table lamps.
The only ones my wife could find (and wasn't sure about) cost £90 a pair.
She pointed out a cheep vase in a local shop the exact style she was looking for, so here is what she ended up with.

Step 1: The Base

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I picked up a couple of the vases she liked. and a couple of matching shades, the same price.
the whole project took about 20 minutes to make and saved £70.... Result.

Step 2: The Fitting

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I had one of these clip lights in my tool bag, and a spare lamp fitting from an old lamp, so no cost there.

Step 3: The Bits

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Strip down the clip light, Use the hole saw to cut a bung for the top of the vase,drill a hole near the base of the vase.
thread the cable through the hole and fix the lamp fitting to the bung.
Glue the bung to the vase make sure it's a snug fit.
( I painted the bung with gold nail varnish to match the lamp).

Step 4: Shine a Light

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In total the 2 lamps cost just under £20 and my wife loves them.

Step 5: The Shade

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To fit the shade unscrew the top threaded retainer,(just above the switch).


arcaneone55 (author)2013-08-12

Simple, fast, and easy. You got my vote!

lathe_makeatio (author)2013-08-12

Looks nice and is easy to made :) Maybe you should describe where to fix the lampshade.

floppyjoe (author)lathe_makeatio2013-08-12

Hi lathe_makeatio
The top part of the clip light just above the switch, screws off.
Drop the shade on and tighten up.


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