Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Making do without mending ...

Where possible, we try to repair or rehash and this is a recent example. Until a few days ago, we had this lamp:
I went to touch it and it went bang with a blue flash - not good I thought. We changed the bulb, no difference. Checked the plug and its fuse - no difference. DB then inspected it underneath and one of the wires had worn through and blown its gubbins!

At first I couldn't think what to do with it and then asked DB to remove all the electrical bits, saw off the metal top lampshade holder and voila:
A candlestick! Just got to source a tall candle to fit and it will be in use on the mantlepiece.

We are left with these bits, the bowl on its own :
The metal fitment to attach the shade to the round decorative screw bit:
Said screw bit:
We might change it into some sort of bowl for holding something but need to find a nice base for it. DB was going to drill through the round screw bit and use it as a light pull but he found something else instead. All these items can wait until we sort out the bowl.


7 comments:

  1. I can just imagine that bowl filled with a pyramid of Ferrero Rocher chocs next time you invite the Ambassador round for canapes!
    btw The 'make-your-own' ones ["Nutty Bites" on the Sainsburys website] proved very successful in our family over Christmas- and cost a third of the price of genuine FR.

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    1. Not keen on those and it would be too tempting to have sweets in it.

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  2. Thats a good idea will look nice as a candle stick holder, my toaster did the same befor xmas a blue flash blew the electric and no toast lol, yet to replace it
    sammie xx

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    1. Can't think of a re-use for that!

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  3. You have such a talent for recycling, I would never have thought to use it for a candle, it looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you. I shall post a picture when I get a candle.

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  4. Great idea. That is one lovely candlestick and making a bowl out of the shade is a wonderful idea. I see it filled with lovely fruit or perhaps mints.

    God bless.

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