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Topic: Torchiere lamp to hanging lamp in $0 or less...  (Read 2327 times)
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« on: September 03, 2007 07:07:05 PM »

One of my El Cheapo torchiere lamps decided it wasn't going to stand up straight anymore...


So we ripped out it's guts and made this:


We added a beaded candle holder that was lying around; here's an action shot (please disregard the scary wood paneling)


You have to take apart the whole light bulb part; unscrew the on/off switch, then untwist the plastic holder into three pieces. Unscrew the electrical wires from the base (you might want to mark which one goes where); then just pull the cord out of all the pipes, take apart the base (with a screwdriver and pliers), pull the cord out of that, then reattach the wires and reassemble the holder thingy. We used a black circular piece from the lampshade to hold the beaded shade on.
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cutek94
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007 07:10:39 PM »

omfg that's awsome!
it looks really cool
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007 07:15:30 PM »

that looks really neat Smiley and totally different than the run of the mill floor lamps everyone owns.

and i totally understand wood paneling; my apartment is covered everywhere in it. i'm surprised the bathroom isn't.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007 09:25:11 PM »

good lord that's kickass.  how'd ya do it?!
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007 08:19:15 AM »

You have to take apart the whole light bulb part; unscrew the on/off switch, then untwist the plastic holder into three pieces. Unscrew the electrical wires from the base (you might want to mark which one goes where); then just pull the cord out of all the pipes, take apart the base (with a screwdriver and pliers), pull the cord out of that, then reattach the wires and reassemble the holder thingy. We used a black circular piece from the lampshade to hold the beaded shade on.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2007 11:53:15 AM »

I'd be scared of electrocuting myself making something like that.  It's a great transformation.  I love the beaded covering.
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