A reader named Kris recently sent me a Better Homes and Garden link showing a table made out of a candlestick and frame. I loved it and thought I could change a few things up and make my own version...
so here it is!
I started with your standard brass lamp base that you can find at any Goodwill store and an old frame. Both happened to have the "color of the week" price tag so they were 50% off their already ridiculously low prices.
After a little primer, spray paint my lamp base and frame were looking like this...
My color choice!
I removed the cord and harp from the lamp and placed an old ceiling fan canopy on the lamp pole so I had something to attach the frame to...I didn't take a picture (oops!) but mine looked something like the bronze one in this pic:
**** I'm going to try and re-create another table lamp soon and give better pics as the whole "ceiling fan canopy" seems to be confusing people! Hope to find some time to do this soon! Sorry I don't have better pics!
then placed a washer on top of that and then finally tightened the nut back in place to keep the lamp secure.
I used a serious amount of gorilla glue to attach the back of the frame to the canopy and...
Here's the finished product!!!
It's not the sturdiest table I've ever met and
I certainly wouldn't let my 2 year old sit on it but I think it's pretty darn cute!
Total Cost for this side table project:
Fabric: Had from previous project
Paint: Had from previous project
And look what I just found at Anthropologie! A very similar one with a very steep price tag! Looks a lot like mine, don't you think!!! It even has fabric on the tabletop!