Image Map

Sunday, September 15, 2013

DIY Tripod Lamp and Dining Room Update

 
 
About one year ago I saw a surveyor's tripod for sale on craigslist and thought about buying it to convert to a lamp.  I just never got around to it but always wished I had.  Last weekend I decided to take the hubby to an antique store and tucked away in the corner was a tripod! This time I didn't hesitate and I snatched it up!
 
 
I really didn't take any pictures of the process 'cause there wasn't much to it.  I bought a light kit from Home Depot, put it together and slapped it on the tripod!
 
I haven't done this yet, but I'm going to add a washer so the lamp kit will tighten to the tripod.  It will be right underneath the opening of the tripod.
 
 
I wasn't sure if I wanted to add a shade, so I bought a kit that would allow me that option.  On a whim, the hubby wanted to see what it would look like with the shade attachment, but no shade.  We both loved it!
 
 
The only thing I didn't love was the brand new looking brass.  To age the brass some I applied Gold Leaf Rub-n-Buff and Patina.  That helped age it some.
 
 
I am smitten with the feet on this tripod!
 
 
The wood is so old and beautifully aged!
 
 
I used an Edison bulb since I chose not to use a shade.  I love the warm light it provides!
 
 
You can see the light from each wire inside!
 
 
Now, here's a sneak peek at my dining room progress!  I'm finally starting to figure out what I want to do in each room, and I decided to start with the dining room this weekend.  All I did was paint an accent wall with chalkboard paint, but it has such an impact!  It is a more true black in person; for some reason it shows up more charcoal in the photos.
 
 
There will be a lot of changes in this room, but ya gotta start somewhere!!
 
Cheers!
Furniture Feature FridaysUndertheTableandDreamingI Heart Nap TimeSew ChattyIt's Overflowing

19 comments:

  1. Love your lamp! Would love it if you came by and share it at One More Time Events...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/09/share-it-one-more-time-at-one-more-time.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. that is AWESOME! and i just am in love with your style!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is so cool. I want to make one. Or make my husband make one. :P

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my gosh! This is so freaking cool. I just saw some surveyor's lamps for sale on craigslist and I wanted to buy them and never did and regretted it and YAY this is so much coolor :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks!! I saw a surveyor's tripod for sale last year and regretted not buying it - so happy I found another one! Keep looking girl, I bet you'll find one!

      Delete
  5. Really nice ... I have everything I need to do this ... now I am inspired to
    'get-it-done'. Love the feet on yours ... hope mine has that kind of feet too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

    ReplyDelete
  6. OMG, Katie I love it! I have been busy with a difficult pregnancy and having the baby, I feel like I'm finally starting to read blogs again, and so glad I ran across your blog again! I got so unorganized when google reader went bye bye. Anyways. Pinning this! I am in desperate need of a floor lamp in my living room!

    ReplyDelete
  7. You are so clever that lamp is amazing, looks like something I would want to buy from a designer shop but would have a far to expensive price tag for me to buy it! Love it, great job :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. We Level Up meth treatment tx offers top-tier addiction treatment detox using evidence-based therapy along with secondary dual diagnosis programs.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Level Up west palm beach behavioral health center Treatment Center in West Palm Beach is located in stunning South Florida. Our clients who are looking for the best alcohol or drug treatment to overcome their fixation for the last time come from the United States, Canada, and even the world to receive our treatment plan.

    ReplyDelete
  10. World-class We Level Up best dual diagnosis treatment centers Addiction Treatment Center providing Dual-Diagnosis Recovery Programs.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your article is extremely attractive and interesting, hopefully more people will know and visit your blog. 슬롯머신

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hey there, You’ve done an excellent job. I will definitely dig it and personally suggest to my friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this website. 토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have written blog about tarpaulins. Tarpaulins Protect your Garden and you can also you in home. for more Read This

    ReplyDelete

I love all your sweet comments! If you don't hear back from me, make sure your no-reply setting is disabled! I always write back!