Introduction: Retro Electric Tea Lamp

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A friend asked me to enlighten the peninsula (table) of its cuisine.

I saw these tea lamps in a supermarket.

I decided to buy them and give them a new and different life! :)

Step 1: What You Need:

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  • Tea Lamp
  • Lamp Holder
  • Screwdriver
  • Sheet metal Cutter
  • Hole Saw
  • String
  • Few feet of Chain

Step 2: Light From the Bottom

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I opened the lamp and removed the iron box of candles

I used the hole saw to drill a hole in the bottom of the lamp.

Step 3: Remove the Ring

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I removed the top and the ring with a screwdriver and I cut for projecting parts with sheet cutter.

Step 4: Lamp Holder

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I plugged in the lamp holder and I screwed its plastic ring and I shook with force.

I reassembled the top to the bottom and I did a test:

It works !!!! ;)

Step 5: The Chain

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Before attaching the lights to the ceiling,
I tied a piece of string to the cable in the cup which hides the wires and I did go through the hole bottom.

Below, I used the wire to stop the first link in the chain (which must be twisted along the electrical cord to the lamp).

Step 6: At the End...

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I attached the lights to the ceiling and I tried them!

Step 7: Si Può Fareeeeeeeee!!!!

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YOU CAN DOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OhYeahThatGuy81 (author)2014-10-01

Wow, they look great! Gives off that Mediterranean look!

Enxuccio (author)OhYeahThatGuy812015-10-19

thank you :)

aaa56 (author)2015-01-28

Semplice e pulito. Bella idea, bravo!

malison jackson (author)2014-09-14

Is this hard wired?

Enxuccio (author)malison jackson2014-09-14

In what sense?

It is a normal lamp holder.
Check out the link :

watchmeflyy (author)2014-09-13

These look lovely!

Enxuccio (author)watchmeflyy2014-09-14

Thank you ;)

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-13

Oooo so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you ;)

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