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!!