The last few weeks have been difficult. My Dad’s Alzheimer’s has progressed and he’s in the hospital. We’ve been spending a lot of time with him while the doctors are working on regulating his medications. He seems to be having a few more ‘better’ days, but for all of you familiar with Alzheimers (and I know many of you are or know of someone who is), it’s absolutely heartbreaking to see a loved one with this disease.
To take my mind off things, I’ve been working on smaller projects between visiting Dad. I’m looking forward to sharing this diy cage light with you today. Also, writing this post is kind of therapeutic for me. It gives me a chance to reach out to you all and keep my mind focused on something other than worry. So, thanks for reading and being here with me today.
If you’re into industrial cage lights, here’s a fast restyle and a vintage spin on a stand up version. There’s a lot of inexpensive old floor lamps available at thrift stores and yard sales, so using one of these stands and replacing the shade with a cage is easy to do. Here’s the lamp I started with. I’ve had this lamp for over 15 years and it was collecting dust hiding in this sad corner.
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To revamp, I sprayed the base with this 2 in 1 flat black spray paint.
A variety of shapes and styles (for a cage light shade) can be purchased at Amazon, Home Depot or Lowe’s. HomeSense, Target and other stores carry a variety of cage accessories too.
The old fashion Edison Light Bulbs can also be purchased at any of the above locations. Once the lamp was painted, I swapped out the shade and light bulb and I’m loving the new look. The best part – it’s a salvaged original!
A few more bedroom updates – I picked up a couple of plants from Ikea to add some ‘real’ greenery to the room. My green-thumb has been in hiatus for the last few years but I’m ready to give it another go. Do you remember this black washed table that I stained with paint for my living room? It’s now a plant stand in the opposite corner of the vintage cage light. I also added an old world clock with large numbers for contrast.
And check out this bench at the bottom of the bed. It was curb-shopped a few years back and it’s been sitting in my inventory. It cleaned up beautifully and looks great at the bottom of the bed. I love the curved lines and design with the warm wood and textured seating.
This diy cage floor lamp project costs under $20 and takes all of 15 minutes minus the dry time. I really like that it’s a one-of-a-kind salvaged original for my bedroom.
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