Repurposed Vintage Coffee Pot Lamp
Do you remember this coffee pot I just had to have? If you’re new around here, I saw this at a local Peddler’s Mall, and I didn’t get it. I kept thinking about it, and went back to get it a week later. See the sticker? $4.99. I have a $5.00 limit on my thrift finds. Having that limit keeps me from “impulse” buying. If it’s more than $5.00 I don’t even have to think about it. NOTE: IF it is a purchase for me personally, I will generally go up to $7.00.
I started dismantling it. At first glance I thought it was going to be pretty simple.
Then I ran into this little doo-hicky.
No match for gail!
I decided to go all out and buy new parts for this makeover.
This is threaded to show you how I got it to stay in place. Imagine the bottom of the coffee pot is actually between the two washers.
I like the lamp kits that have the threads all the way down the rod. (I ended up having to cut a lot off with my jigsaw)
You can see that the washer keeps the rod in place.
I placed another washer on, and then a smaller washer that actually came with the lamp kit. (not shown, I added a nut to hold it all in place.)
I threaded a nut onto the rod.
I placed a large washer on there.
This allowed the top of the pot to rest on said washer.
I placed another large washer, and another nut to secure everything in place.
I also bought a new wiring kit.
I was unable to get both of these “pins” out. I could tell you I left it on purpose, but I like to keep it real. It’s not shown here, but I drilled out that small hole to make it large enough for the cord to thread through there.
In the spirit of “keeping it real”, I wired this lamp about 7 times. Each time I wired it, the rod was too tall. I took it all apart and trekked out in the 100+ degrees and cut it again. I seriously can’t believe how many times I put the jigsaw away, KNOWING it was right THIS time! You can see that lampshade in the background. It is/was not the best choice, but it’s really all I had. I picked it up at a yard sale earlier this summer.
I think it’s really neat how the cord comes out the original cord area. It’s the little things that make me happy.
Isn’t she cute? I really have no idea why I have such a love for this repurposed vintage coffee pot! I think it’s just too darn cute! Would you like to know a piece of trivia about me? I have NEVER had a single cup of coffee. Can you believe that? I’m a Coca Cola girl.
Check out Lindy’s Blog, and HER coffee pot!