Today’s repurposed lamp base pedestal plate came about by trying to clear out some clutter in the garage.
Oh my gosh! I’ve been hanging on to this stuff for nearly ten years. I have proof, see it in my recent finds post vintage frames, hardware, lamp and more! No wonder I didn’t remember how much I paid for it.
Wash Repurposed Lamp Base
Because the lamp base parts were in the garage, they had sawdust all over them. I simply hosed them off and let them dry as I tried to decide what they would become.
When I stacked them, I didn’t realize that it was their original configuration. Heck, I didn’t even know they were from the same lamp at this point.
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How Large to Drill the Hole?
In order to drill a hole in the wooden platter I found in my indoor stash, I used my drill gauge to measure the lamp base connector.
This is the large wooden platter I had in my thrift store inventory. The center portion seemed like it was already marked, but it didn’t seem like it was in the center to me. Therefore I used my kreg multi-tool to mark from the edge.
I used a 1” paddle bit to drill the hole in the center. A large scrap board was placed under the wooden platter as I drilled.
After drilling the hole, I did a test fit to make sure the wooden platter would rest on the lamp base.
It was a little stubborn, so I enlisted the help of a rubber mallet. After pounding on the wooden platter, it rested on the base well enough to suit me.
Gorilla Construction Adhesive was perfect for this task.
Some of the adhesive oozed onto the platter. A wet wipe easily removed the sticky substance from the platter.
I recently picked up some chalked spray paint and decided it would be perfect for this repurposed lamp base platter! Of course, I start painting with my project upside down.
The color of the spray paint is perfect! Although it’s called serenity blue, it looks a little green to me. My friends know I don’t distinguish light blues and greens very well.
The paint dried very quickly, so I was able to turn it upright and finish painting!
The Serenity Blue is such a pretty color, especially in the backyard camper retreat!
For food items that may not have wrappers, a regular sized dinner plate fits it perfectly.
With the pretty weather, the backyard is getting a lot of use. Because of the healthy at home orders, it's just me and Lulu hanging out in the camper.
What have you been working on these days?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.