The Vintage Lamp Revamp

Since moving into our new home we’ve installed a whopping 16 ceiling lamps…whew!

Not by choice or to simply replace existing lights…nope when you move in Berlin there is absolutely nothing in the property whatsoever except the fixtures in the bathroom and the appliance, gas & water hook-ups in the empty kitchen. Having a basic knowledge of electrics, plumbing & DIY is essential as the first few weeks in a new home are spent installing lights, appliances & window coverings + building a kitchen to make it liveable enough to start unpacking and making it your own.

Having moved from a 2 bedroom apartment into a 3 bedroom house we found ourselves sorely lacking in lights but a visit to the charity shop revealed this vintage beauty for a mere €1.50:

Not exactly my taste but definitely usable…wanna see what I did with it?

I took the whole shebang apart and gave the metal shade & glass globe a good scrub

then sprayed the metal a nice bright white

highlighted the details with a bit of red paint

attached a new pendant light cord & funked it up with some vintage trim & a bit of glue

and installed it!

An awesomely cheap & cheerful transformation!

Have you scored in the lighting & homeware section while thrifting?

all the tutes!

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