With a simple light kit (easily found at your local hardware or home improvement store) you can turn almost any object into a one-of-a-kind lamp. Here are some tips to get you started.
1. For your first attempt at lamp making- choose a vase that you can simply drill a hole into.
2. Select a wooden base that will support your vase.
3. Now purchase a light kit that fits the dimensions of your vase.
4. Follow the light kit instructions for assembly.
Remember - choose a lamp shade that will compliment your new lamp base. The shade should stand approximately 2/3 rds the height of the base and should hide all of the mechanics of the lamp. Light colored shades will cast more light while darker colors will concentrate light over the surface.
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