Do you remember that awesome vintage Nelson Bubble Lamp I thrifted for $6? I sure do…it was my greatest thrift find EVER.
I love it so much I wanted to hang it in all its glory in the dining room. Here is what used to be there:
Yuck, a cheap mission style ceiling fan from Home Depot. I hate ceiling fans.
Here it is getting prepped for install. I did the unthinkable. I cut the plug so I could make it a hardwired installation as opposed to a plug in…the SHAME.
I had to buy a medallion and a cap cover at the Home Depot. To get the pendant to stay at the desired height, I tied a knot in the cord inside the cap cover. Quick, cheap, and easy.
All in all I spent about $20 on the whole project – $6 for the lamp, $11 for the ceiling medallion, and $5 for the cap cover. It took about an hour and was pretty painless.
Its a subtle and small, but I really like it! I always imagined a saucer shaped bubble lamp, but this will do. Now since the newly installed bubble lamp is so white and the walls are so white – I’m thinking of painting the walls in the dining room a color – like a medium gray, or a funky wall paper, or Kelly green. It just never ends.