These were the supplies I needed in order to restore my lamp to its previous glory. Total cost about 15-20 dollars at Lowes. $8 of it being for the lamp shade. Inside the lamp package are very easy direction of how to rewire it. So I jumped in.
I first pulled up the top of my lamp and snipped the old cord. This allowed me to pull the cord slowly out the bottom of the lamp. I fed the new cord up the lamp and pulled out about 2 feet of extra length and slowly peeled it apart about 6 inches down.
Then you slip the cover right back over the wires to hide them and keep them safe. The bright gold of the new parts could be seen under the lamp shade and the new base did not fit 100% into the top of the lamp so I kept the old.
Perfect! Exactly the look I wanted.
Moment of truth! Can I follow directions as well as I think I can?... YUP! Easy as pie and now my gorgeous lamp is back in business and our living room is no longer a cave (funny I didn't realize it was until I suddenly had more light lol).
I couldn't be happier. And the best part is now I am ready to make other things into lamps to help light the rest of my house. As always I hope you are inspired. Thanks for stopping by.