On the final episode of our Salvage Series, we’re doing another version of a vintage desk lamp from Episode 1! We had so much fun with this lamp that we thought we’d give it another go. Something we love to do at Color Cord Company is to keep opportunities open! We saw this awesome lamp and realized many possibilities for it. Check out what we did this time!
Lighting Components You'll Need for Your Vintage Desk Lamp:
6. LED Bulb (multiple options depending on your specific vintage lamp)
7. On/Off Toggle Switch of your choosing
Salvage Series Ep.5 - Vintage Desk Lamp 2.0
On the final episode of our Salvage Series, we do another version of a vintage desk lamp from Ep. 1!
Step 1: Remove Original Wiring
Remove Original Wiring
Take apart the base to secure the old wiring.
Gut it! Remove the original wiring parts for a clean start. Choose your own DIY parts later on
Step 2: Sanding
Sand it down.
We sanded down the original brown paint of our vintage desk lamp and found that we loved how the natural raw finish looked! It gave it a down-to-earth feel that we were stoked about. We also decided that it would pair well with our raw metal parts!
Step 4: Wiring
Step 5: Final Steps and Finishing Touches
We kept all of the original pieces of the old vintage desk lamp, so we were able to put the bottom plate back on to keep it a cohesive unit. Then we added some rubber pads so it would stand evenly and screwed in our candelabra bulbs. We think it's safe to say that we NAILED IT! Send us before and after photos of your salvaged projects to email@example.com, we'd love to check it out!