Glass lamp into vase post was unanimous….
Everyone’s comments…….It needed to be a lamp.
So, lamp it is!
Cheap shade from Home Goods.
I didn’t drill a hole into the vase…….
The cord was the only reason I was going to.
Instead, I used these on top of my vase to screw the lamp parts into.
They are mounting plates.
They are not meant for this project.
They are used when you hang a ceiling light.
But the hole in the center of the mounting plates was the same size as the lamp screw thingy…..
So, I used two so it would be stable then rigged up some screws and nuts on the edges to grip the mouth of this vase.
It doesn’t wobble and is sturdy, so far.
I then coated each screw and nut in glue from my glue gun.
Using these mounting strips allowed me to pull the lamp cord out of the glass vase and run it along the back of the vase.
I used my glue gun to make a line of glue that I put the cord in, so that it would lay “flush” on the vase and you wouldn’t notice it.
I wouldn’t use a super hot glue gun. You don’t want to melt your cord. It does pull off and glue cleans up easily. I found that out by accident.
So, use enough glue to hold the cord. If you want permanent solution you could use a clear drying glue.
I wanted everything removable in case I ever wanted this to be a vase again, or if I found out that it was an antique.
I have that fear from too many “Antique Roadshow” episodes, where the announcer says….
“If this piece would not have been “tampered” with, it would be worth bookoo thousands more dollars”.
So….just in case they show up here with camera’s….it can all come off.
Can you imagine?!
Ya’ never know.
Remember my Good Will F. Cooper lamp? Here is that past link.….If I am not sure of a piece, then I play it safe.
But, removable or not, lamp it is!
Totally sturdy and mission accomplished.
It took about 45 minutes but that was because I was trying to figure out how to rig the mouth of my vase.
There are “stoppers” provided in the kits for smaller mouthed vases.
There are apparently also corks for this kind of project but it would have meant the cord running into the vase and out of the bottom of the vase through a hole…..
Not what I wanted.
You honestly do not see the cord at all.
I didn’t use my bamboo “tablecloth” shade that was on my other lamp.
I bought this “linen” look one from Home Goods and I think it gives me the look I want.
I may cover it with the “tablecloth” to match my other lamp.
I have several different lamp looks going on and it’s getting on my nerves.
Can you imagine something getting on my nerves?
I’m sure my hubby and children can’t.
My curtains are getting on my nerves….just so you know.
They have been with me over 11 years….it may be time for them to go.
The lamp is not on my nerves.
Good Will score!
I was imagining how many lamps you could make like this…..
I think I might have to come up with another one.
What do you think?
Could you do this with a glass vase?
Any kind of vase?
Let me know your thoughts!
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