Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Let's Make a Lamp!

Cloudy day here...the perfect day to make a little lamp 
for the kitchen counter.
I said the other day that I've been looking for a tiny
lamp for awhile to go with the other two tiny lamps
on my kitchen counter. I don't have under cabinet lighting and 
need the extra lighting there. 
I needed one more little lamp to place in a corner 
on the other side of the sink.
I could not find a tiny lamp anywhere but found this 
Christmas candle at Joann's for $3.99 and knew I could make it work.
 Here's my lamp parts. 
I bought that little ironstone creamer a couple of years ago 
and knew it was just the thing today for the base.
I will miss it on the kitchen shelf but excuse to find another!
 Just in case I decide I don't want to use this creamer as a lamp 
in the future I decided to attach the candle with double stick tape
instead of using a permanent method such as glue.
I have used this incredible heavy duty double stick tape on several projects
and it is a game changer!
 I made a trellis for my climbing rose with it. 
Sticks to bricks! 
But does not harm bricks!
See that post here.
 I also used it to secure the mailbox on my house.
I had hung this box but it would move and fall off
if the postman wasn't careful. And of course he
wasn't careful. A few pieces of this tape on the back
side and it's stuck tight. Never moves. And again it does
not damage the bricks. I could take it off if I wanted.
The trellis and the mailbox have been up since August
and doing great.
You can order this tape here.  
I am in no way affiliated with that company I just think it's a great product. 
So back to the lamp. 
The candle was not as tall as I'd like so I stuck a small cap from
a hairspray can to the bottom of it. 
I ended up removing the felt from the bottom. 
Tape did not want to stick to the felt.
Then a couple pieces of the tape on the bottom of the lid.
And stuck it inside the creamer.
 There you go!
 Stuck tight!
And finished lamp.
 Easiest project I've done... maybe ever.
Now I want to turn everything into lamps.
I know you can buy a lamp kit and make things into lamps.
I've done that before but this was even easier than that.
Of course this little candle only does a 7 watt bulb but
that's enough for my countertop.


Debra@CommonGround said...

super super cute Nita. I knew you'd come up with something wonderful. those little guys can be nice and bright so maybe it would help me clean up all my counter messes!

Kit said...

Looks great!! Kit

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Jessica said...

That is adorable! I have several things I can think of to do this too. I am afraid I like change too, so this is perfect. Have a great weekend here in our wet city. lol