For my 30th (gasp, did I just admit that) birthday, the Big Guy completely, TOTALLY surprised me. I never saw this gift coming, but I love it oh. so. much. He’d probably rather hide in the wings and not get credit, but I must give credit where credit is due. He’s the whole reason why my amazingly AWESOME tripod lamp is now sitting in my living room.
Yes – I love lamp. THIS Lamp.
I’ve loved tripod lamps fo-eva… but you know THIS GIRL wasn’t going to shell out hundreds to buy one from Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware. I mentioned to Big Guy sometime last year that I was on the lookout for a tripod that I could make into a floor lamp. Unbeknownst to me, he started hunting! Several lost eBay auctions later, he scored one!!! …and then completely surprised me on my birthday!
He did the dirty work… making the lamp was the easy part! My tripod has a round opening at the top… and I’ve been
hoarding holding onto a lamp kit for a while. (shocker) It just might be the easiest lamp kit ever… Just unwrap the cork until you have the diameter you need. That’s it!
I fed the cord through the hole, slapped a shade on it, plugged it in and sat back with a big smile on my face. I LOVE LAMP.
…and what’s a lamp-lovin’ blog post without a canine-clad-collage. (self-awarded two gold stars for that alliteration!)
Sorry ceiling fan light… You’re so 2010. I’m moving on… to my tripod lamp.
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