Old Wooden Lamp Gets Revived!!

I really can’t wait to share this!  After my dad passed away, we were going through piles and piles of STUFF.  I came across this old dirty lamp in the shed.  I thought it was strange that he kept it, especially in the shed.  I told my hubby to hold onto it so I could ask my grandma the story behind it.

I’m sure glad I did.  My dad made it when he was in High School!  There wasn’t much to it other than a very old cord and a lot of dirt.  This lil guy has potential to look great again!

Before, it had it’s fair share of dirt on it.  And 1970 called, they wanted their cord back!!

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(I’m pretty sure there has got to be a funny ECard out there somewhere about these old lamp cords.)

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I could’ve saved a few bucks by painting the old hardware pieces…..  But I didn’t.

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Good ole’ trusty Murphy Oil to clean it up nicely.

SPARKLY CLEAN!

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I did wipe on some oil to give it it’s shine back.

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The new hardware looks nice.  I picked everything up at Lowes.  Putting the new cord and new hardware together took me 10 minutes.  I just bought the same exact stuff, took it apart, and put it back together exactly the same.  (Ok, hubby helped a little!)

Here is a great tutorial on how to re-wire a lamp.

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Added the lamp shade and it fits in my son’s space perfectly.

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I have my share of items I’ve kept of my dad’s, but this I gave to my son to have and to cherish.  Yes, it’s ONLY a lamp, but it’s something!  And it’s one more thing out of the shed and in use!

 

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