|This cane lamp is cool but rather dark.|
I wanted to lighten the lamp up a bit and I have some Rustoleum Strawflower yellow left over from my desk. I sprayed a few light coats inside and out. In this California summer heat it dried really quickly. I love how the frame parts didn't take the paint. It makes it look like it was made this way, not obviously spray painted.
|Ahhh. Lightened up with Strawflower yellow by Rustoleum.|
This lamp was a chandelier but I have no intentions of making a hole in my ceiling and rewiring my living room. I rewired the lamp with a swag kit. I have never rewired anything before and the boyfriend hasn't been home. I figured that I had a 50/50 chance of getting this right. Right? Haha, just kidding! I have a healthy respect for electricity. So I found a YouTube video which showed me how to wire the light socket.
I didn't want to hang my lamp from the ceiling. I think it will make my living room look too cluttered, I already have a chandelier and a swagged drum lamp out here. I also wanted it right above my craft area which would have been awkward. I got a plant hanger from the big orange box and mounted it to the wall studs.
|Oh No! Fail!|
The hanger I picked was much too short at 9 inches. I returned to the orange box and got the longest arm at 15 inches. Much better!!
|The plant hanger was much less decorative than I wanted but, hey, it works.|
I looped a link of the chain and pulled it back, to keep the chain and cord out of the way. I then hung the lamp from another link of the chain.
|Love my "crystal" chain pull. This wasn't original to the lamp, the Re-Store people added the bling for me.|
I am loving my new lamp! I think that it gives some confirmation to my little craft space. Rather than just looking like a messy wall, it now looks like the mess belongs there ;-)
|Ahh, now I can see what I am doing.|