November 14, 2011

Headless Lamp

We have a headless lamp. A little lamp with no shade that was given to us. It has been headless for a while but I figured, I'll just buy a shade for it. So for about a year this little neglected headless lamp has been in a bag just existing...all headless.
While purging, I discovered said headless lamp and thought to myself, oh yea I was supposed to buy you a head. So in true Tatum fashion I begin to look around just to see what I could use that I already owned to give this little headless lamp a head.  Okay, the headless thing is beginning to creep me out so from this point forward we will use the word shade. The normal word. Yeah I could have been using the word shade all along but nobody has ever accused me of being normal...ask my family.

Moving on, I scoured the house for anything that could be turned into a shade, this is what I came back with:
A hanger, leftover fabric, skewers and a glue gun. What lead me to said tools? My first frame-less lamp project. After forming the wire frame and using skewers at the top, this is what I came up with:
After having the lamp on for a while, the skewers began to loose their grip and fall off. So it was back to the drawing board to find a better way. Enter Chris, using some of the same tools he created this lovely contraption that offered much more stability:
 Yep, ingenuity at it's finest. In a cheap work with what you got kind of way.
I proceeded to spray paint the contraption black just so that if it was seen it would look a little less cardboardy...I am allowed to make up words if I want.
 I then swapped out the skewers with more wire and Chris added a screw to secure the top to the frame:
And it worked!!

Now I have a nice little counter top lamp. Is it perfect? No, but it works for us :-)

Tatum

4 comments:

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I love it, but ok seriously when you showed your husbands "contraption" I busted out laughing. Only men can think of good stuff like that lol. Great job you too!

Momma's Sunshine said...

Aaaaa-mazing! And Awesome!

Joanna B said...

It's adorbs! I love the fabric!

Tatum @ Many Moments Of Me said...

Thanks ladies!

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