It's no secret we're fans of clean lines, geometric shapes and a touch of shine — which is why I've been such a big fan of the geometric brass lighting options popping up lately (like this one & this one). It wasn't until a recent trip to our local Habitat ReStore that inspiration struck for creating a budget-friendly version of our own...
The before and after is really quite something:
This was one of those projects that's a very simple undertaking with a rather large impact. It was a matter of finding the glass pendant light in a a size and shape we liked, then removing the inner lighting components in order to apply a bright brassy spray finish to what would become the lamp base. Once dry, Tim finished the lamp by assembling the lamp kit and tightening on a new modern shade.
While we haven't decided on final placement for where this new table lamp will land, we've been enjoying the added illumination in the front office lately and the proximity to the corner reading nook:
Head on over to eHow for more process shots with detailed step-by-step instructions for how this new table lamp came together.