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Tripod Lamp DIY…

Todays DIY is the perfect lighting solution for any space! Elise Vaughn has outdone herself with this tripod lamp DIY. Enjoy!

You will need:

Metal camera tripod
Metal saw
Snake rope lamp
Wire cutters
Wire strippers
Electrical tape
Outlet plug replacement kit
Gold spray paint

First of all I found a fabulous vintage chrome camera tripod. In selecting the tripod, I made sure that it would extend to the height that I wanted and that the main central height bar was hollow. Next I used a metal saw to cut the top section off- exposing the now hollow central pipe. The second part of this project is to find yourself a snake light. Take the plastic tubing off the outside of the flexible snake part of the light. Next cut the electrical cord at the plug and about three inches from the base of the light socket. You want to make sure that you leave yourself enough room to repair and reattach the electrical wires. Now you need to disassemble the light fixture completely – keep the wire threaded thru the snake section of your light as it will not be an easy task to thread it back through once removed.

This is a great time to paint a section or all of your light fixture.  I chose to paint my light gold using metal spray paint, and left the tripod chrome.

Thread the snake light up through the central hollow pipe of the tripod. Find someone that is familiar with repairing electrical fixtures, if you are completely unfamiliar with the process of putting the light fixture back together. You can purchase simple plug re attachment kits at any hardware store for around three dollars. Once your light has been reattached- find a light bulb and presto!

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  1. That tripod lamp is beautiful! I would love to have something like that in my home, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle the electrical installation. I wonder if my husband has any experience in that category; I’ll ask him when he’s home from work!

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