Lamps made from candle sticks.
 
I had these old vintage candle sticks made out of wood. I loved the shape of them and the chippy vibe they had. I just do not use them anymore as candle sticks so I thought to myself what could I do with these? Well believe it or not I made them into lamps for my buffet in the dining room. I have to confess I had some help from my husband but was surprised how easy these were to make. I thought I would share this with you in case you have something like these candle sticks that you would like to make into lamps.
 
 
 The lamp kit from Home Depot around $5 and the 98 cent white extension cord is all you need.
 
Drilled a whole all the way through the candle sticks for the lamp kit pieces.  
Drilled out a spot for the cord to come out the bottom. Notched the bottom so the lamp cord will sit flat.
Used the white extension cord for the electrical. Cut off the plug part on the end.
Put in the drilled hole the lamp kit tube for the wires to feed through.  We did have to hammer this some to get it to go all the way through the whole in the candle stick.

Used the washer "thingy" ha! ha! not to be too technical to secure the lamp wire tube in place.
Fed the wire extension cord up through the tube. It's always good to have a frosty beverage while doing DIY projects as you can see in the picture!!!!
Added the rest of the lamp kit connection parts for the light blub.


There you have it two new lamps for my buffet for around $10. With my husband's help we had these both done in about an hour.   I had these lamp shades already so am using them until I find something different. Love DIY projects that can recycle things into new chippy treasures that are easy peasy like this.

Sharing this with Katherine at Thursdays favorite things blog hop.
http://katherinescorner.com/
Sometimes you just have to have a fresh start! I decided to deep clean my kitchen today and while doing the shelves etc. I decided I needed a change of decor on those shelves.  I used things I already had and it is nice to have the change and put up new things from other places.  
Cleared off all the shelves and cleaned really good.
Added back things onto the shelves for a new look.
Change is good.
Sharing with Dawn at
http://www.creativecaincabin.com/2013/01/budget-decorating-party_14.html and with Laura's Transformation Tuesday @
 http://www.theironstonenest.com/  and I am sharing with Becky at
http://www.timewashed.com/2013/01/blissful-whites-wednesday_15.html  Also sharing at Wow us Wednesday http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2013/01/wow-us-wednesdays-101.html also sharing with Courtney at
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2013/01/feathered-nest-friday