Well, about a month ago, I was watching American Pickers and Mike Wolfe picked the same light!! AAANNNDDD he paid FOUR TIMES what I did at a whopping $12. I totally
get lucky every once in a while rock!
Take that Mike Wolfe! (And that is said with much adoration and respect of course, since I love American Pickers so much)
Before the weather turned totally rotten, my lamp got a much-needed coat of spray paint. It's been hanging around for the past few months, patiently waiting to be rewired. I decided when I got it, that my sexy deco desk light needed to stay true to itself. That meant I had to hunt down a good source for cloth-covered wire. I did a quick Google search and found Sundial Wire. Jackpot! Not only are they a local Massachusetts company, but their prices are fantastic! It made me kind of giddy.
After New Years, I ordered 10 feet (extra just in case) of snazzy(that's right, I said snazzy) red cotton twisted wire
and a vintage style plug
Having never rewired anything before, I armed myself with tips from Handy Dad and watched this youtube clip: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcUst55t5s] It may have taken me a full hour to accomplish what she does in about 4 minutes, but I have a feeling that wasn't her first tango.
Check out what my deco desk lamp looks like today!
And look- it works!!