Bring an Old Lamp Back to Life

 

Bring an Old Lamp Back to Life

How to Rewire a Lamp Using a DIY Lamp Kit - Check out more great DIY lamp tutorials at http://www.ilikethatlamp.com !

 

You're in the right place IF: 

  • You LOVE buying (or at least gawking at) lovely old lamps in thrift and vintage stores, but refuse to buy them in case they don't work. 

  • You own a beautiful, but broken lamp that's been collecting dust in the basement or attic because the wiring has seen better days. 

This is the case for so many people! In the first year of opening my company, I received countless questions from customers asking me how to safely take apart and re-wire their old lamp. Let me assure you - making a lamp is actually really easy and you're absolutely capable of doing it, despite that nagging fear that the lamp might blow up in your face (that's where I started anyway!) Lamp-making is safe and easy - you just have to know what to do.

After years of taking lamps apart and putting them back together, I decided to pour all of my lamp-making knowledge into a comprehensive e-book so I'd be able to better help my fellow lamp lovers rewire and refurbish their old lamps.

 

Introducing Old Lamps, New Life

Last year, I took a courageous leap and spent months researching what I didn't already know, writing and working with a publisher to develop a comprehensive e-book about making lamps. 

Old Lamps, New Life is a 30+ page e-book with everything you need to know to take apart and rewire a broken lamp. 

Here I explain in detail how to refurbish lamps safely and correctly, what makes a good candidate for a lamp re-do, how to look beyond the current state of a lamp and see its full vintage potential, as well as techniques to restore the cosmetic elements of a lamp to its former glory - or give it a total makeover. I've even included ways to monetize your new skill once you've mastered the process!

How to Rewire a Lamp Using a DIY Lamp Kit - Check out more great DIY lamp tutorials at http://www.ilikethatlamp.com !

 

What's Included? 

 

 

You're in the right place if: 

  • You LOVE buying (or at least gawking at) lovely old lamps in thrift and vintage stores, but refuse to buy them in case they don't work. 

  • You own a beautiful, but broken lamp that's been collecting dust in the basement or attic because the wiring has seen better days. 

 

This is the case for so many people! In the first year of opening my company, I received countless questions from customers asking me how to safely take apart and re-wire their old lamp. Let me assure you - making a lamp is actually really easy and you're absolutely capable of doing it, despite that nagging fear that the lamp might blow up in your face (that's where I started anyway!) Lamp-making is safe and easy - you just have to know what to do.

After years of taking lamps apart and putting them back together, I decided to pour all of my lamp-making knowledge into a comprehensive e-book so I'd be able to better help my fellow lamp lovers rewire and refurbish their old lamps.

 

Introducing Old Lamps, New Life

The eBook is in PDF format and includes 6 chapters, which teach you safety tips, universal lamp components, dis-assembly, re-wiring, and refinishing ideas. All the techniques are illustrated with detailed diagrams and process photos.

The second half of the book includes five real before & after lamp projects, which you can use for inspiration with your own DIY projects.

reference section includes a list of suppliers and additional resources, plus a glossary of all the technical terms you might come across as you get started.

 

BONUS CONTENT: I wanted to make sure this e-book was infused with value for my fellow lamp lovers. So before I published Old Lamps, New Life, I went an extra step and created a bunch of video demonstrations to compliment the written and pictoral content within the book. Some of these lamp-making techniques are best learnt by watching, then doing, and once you've watched them, I'm positive you'll be able to repeat each step with confidence.

Video Demonstrations and Other Bonus Content Included: 

- Video Tutorial: How to take apart a lamp (and be confident that you can put it back together)

- Video Tutorial: How to rewire and refresh a vintage glass lamp

- Video Tutorial: Make money by selling refurbished lamps

- Checklist: Tools and materials you need to get started

- Checklist: Things you must always do before and during a lamp refurbishing project

How to Rewire a Lamp Using a DIY Lamp Kit - Check out more great DIY lamp tutorials at http://www.ilikethatlamp.com !

Before Disassembling

How to Rewire a Lamp Using a DIY Lamp Kit - Check out more great DIY lamp tutorials at http://www.ilikethatlamp.com !

After Disassembling

 

 

Ready to Start Rewiring and Repurposing Old Lamps? 

How to Rewire a Lamp Using a DIY Lamp Kit - Check out more great DIY lamp tutorials at http://www.ilikethatlamp.com !

 

 

Last year, I took a courageous leap and spent months researching what I didn't already know, writing and working with a publisher to develop a comprehensive e-book about making lamps. 

Old Lamps, New Life is a 30+ page e-book with everything you need to know to take apart and rewire a broken lamp. 

Here I explain in detail how to refurbish lamps safely and correctly, what makes a good candidate for a lamp re-do, how to look beyond the current state of a lamp and see its full vintage potential, as well as techniques to restore the cosmetic elements of a lamp to its former glory - or give it a total makeover. I've even included ways to monetize your new skill once you've mastered the process!

 

 

 

BONUS CONTENT: I wanted to make sure this e-book was infused with value for my fellow lamp lovers. So before I published Old Lamps, New Life, I went an extra step and created a bunch of video demonstrations to compliment the written and pictoral content within the book. Some of these lamp-making techniques are best learnt by watching, then doing, and once you've watched them, I'm positive you'll be able to repeat each step with confidence.

Video Demonstrations and Other Bonus Content Included: 

- Video Tutorial: How to take apart a lamp (& be confident you can put it back together)

- Video Tutorial: How to rewire and refresh a vintage glass lamp

- Video Tutorial: Make money by selling refurbished lamps

- Checklist: Tools and materials you need to get started

- Checklist: Things you must always do before and during a lamp refurbishing project

 

Ready to Start Rewiring and Repurposing Old Lamps? 

 

The Investment: $14.95

 

 

The Investment: $14.95

 

Here's What Our Customers Have Said . . . 

 

"Before reading this book, I NEVER would have considered taking on a project like rewiring a lamp. Now that I’ve seen it all laid out with clear illustrations and explanations, I feel confident I could rewire and update an old lamp that’s seen better days. Having this guide to take me step by step through the process will make my lamp project a success for sure.”

— CAROLE RAINS, RUSTICARTISTRY.COM

"Certainly the best and the most “how-to” lamp info we’ve ever seen in one place. It’d be well worth the investment for anyone looking to create their own lamp from scratch or salvaging a family treasure.”

— TOM PINNELL, TEXAS LAMP PARTS

 

Turning Your New Hobby into a Profit

 

As soon as you start refurbishing a few of your own lamps, you’ll discover how easy it can be to turn trash into treasure. The very same techniques can be used to restore sad, forgotten lamps and sell them to people who love the vintage look.

Discover how to scout for inventory at the thrift store or yard sales, and turn your new hobby into a profit by restoring lamps and selling them!

With your eBook purchase, you also get access to the following bonus content:

Disassembling with confidence.  Learn how to take any lamp apart (and be sure you can put it back together again!) 

Pricing & profits. How to price your products competitively and profitably

Sourcing. Where to find affordable inventory

Venues. Where to sell your goods, both offline and online

 

Here's What Our Customers Have Said

 

"Before reading this book, I NEVER would have considered taking on a project like rewiring a lamp. Now that I’ve seen it all laid out with clear illustrations and explanations, I feel confident I could rewire and update an old lamp that’s seen better days. Having this guide to take me step by step through the process will make my lamp project a success for sure.”

— CAROLE RAINS, RUSTICARTISTRY.COM

 

"Certainly the best and the most “how-to” lamp info we’ve ever seen in one place. It’d be well worth the investment for anyone looking to create their own lamp from scratch or salvaging a family treasure.”

— TOM PINNELL, TEXAS LAMP PARTS

 

Turning Your New Hobby into a Profit

 

As soon as you start refurbishing a few of your own lamps, you’ll discover how easy it can be to turn trash into treasure. The very same techniques can be used to restore sad, forgotten lamps and sell them to people who love the vintage look.

Discover how to scout for inventory at the thrift store or yard sales, and turn your new hobby into a profit by restoring lamps and selling them!

With your eBook purchase, you also get access to the following bonus content:

Disassembling with confidence.  Learn how to take any lamp apart (and be sure you can put it back together again!) 

Pricing & profits. How to price your products competitively and profitably

Sourcing. Where to find affordable inventory

Venues. Where to sell your goods, both offline and online

 

Thrifted Lamp Haul: What to Look for When Scouting Vintage Lamps

 

 

Thrifted Lamp Haul: What to Look for When Scouting for Vintage Lamps

 

 

 

About the Author

I’m Kiri, the owner and founder of I Like That Lamp. I wrote this book after experimenting with my own lamp-making projects: making over many a thrifted lamp and even building some from scratch. It’s pretty clear that I’m a bit crazy about lamps and lighting in general, but vintage lamps have a special place in this retro-loving heart.

It excites me to think of all the lamps with character out there which just need a bit of love and take back prime place in a home.

So after all the mistakes I’ve made in my own lamp projects, I wanted to share a complete project book to work from so that other people can make and enjoy refurbished lamps with confidence.

 

FAQs

 

I like the idea of refurbishing lamps, but working with electrical wiring scares me.

Hey, this is a good thing. I recommend having a very healthy respect for working with anything that conducts electricity. It can cause shocks, fires, and worse.

That’s why the book includes a ton of information about safety while working with lamps and wiring. You’ll learn how to identify lamps that could pose a shock hazard, how to ensure safety of your components, and all about electrical polarization.

What kind of money could I expect to make by selling restored lamps?

Your financial upside varies by how much time you dedicate to your new hobby, and how cheaply you can acquire lamps that people will want to buy. The good news is that the materials required to restore lamps are fairly inexpensive, and the biggest cost is usually the time required to source, plan, and sell the lamps.

After researching what prices vintage lamps are selling for on sites like Etsy and scouting thrift stores and yard sales in your local area, you might find that you can make anywhere from $10 to $100 profit on a lamp, or more.

Can’t I just go read some online tutorials about rewiring and restoring lamps?

You could. There are a lot of tutorials out there sharing great ideas. I would bet, though, that it would take you hours upon hours upon hours to search for and find all of the information that you’ll get in this one book, and it may not be as in-depth as the information I’m providing for you. You can skip the searching around– it’s all here!

So wait, is it a book or a video course?

It’s an e-book that will be available for you to download either as a PDF to keep on your computer, or as an ePub file to read on your digital reading device. You can even print it out!

The beauty of having all this in e-book form is that all of the additional videos and content are linked to directly from the book. Throughout the book you can click through to videos and other useful content to help explain key concepts and techniques.

What if I buy it and don't like it?

I'm confident that the information in the book and extra content will be helpful and inspire you to confidently refurbish your own lamps, but if you read through the whole thing, and still decide it wasn’t for you, we will happily refund your purchase.

 

 

 

Ready to dust off that beautiful old lamp that Aunt Helen gave you?

As soon as you make your purchase, you can instantly download this comprehensive e-book and start bringing old lamps back to life. 

 

 

About the Author

 

I’m Kiri, the owner and founder of I Like That Lamp. I wrote this book after experimenting with my own lamp-making projects: making over many a thrifted lamp and even building some from scratch. It’s pretty clear that I’m a bit crazy about lamps and lighting in general, but vintage lamps have a special place in this retro-loving heart.

It excites me to think of all the lamps with character out there which just need a bit of love and take back prime place in a home.

So after all the mistakes I’ve made in my own lamp projects, I wanted to share a complete project book to work from so that other people can make and enjoy refurbished lamps with confidence.

FAQs

 

I like the idea of refurbishing lamps, but working with electrical wiring scares me.

Hey, this is a good thing. I recommend having a very healthy respect for working with anything that conducts electricity. It can cause shocks, fires, and worse.

That’s why the book includes a ton of information about safety while working with lamps and wiring. You’ll learn how to identify lamps that could pose a shock hazard, how to ensure safety of your components, and all about electrical polarization.

What kind of money could I expect to make by selling restored lamps?

Your financial upside varies by how much time you dedicate to your new hobby, and how cheaply you can acquire lamps that people will want to buy. The good news is that the materials required to restore lamps are fairly inexpensive, and the biggest cost is usually the time required to source, plan, and sell the lamps.

After researching what prices vintage lamps are selling for on sites like Etsy and scouting thrift stores and yard sales in your local area, you might find that you can make anywhere from $10 to $100 profit on a lamp, or more.

Can’t I just go read some online tutorials about rewiring and restoring lamps?

You could. There are a lot of tutorials out there sharing great ideas. I would bet, though, that it would take you hours upon hours upon hours to search for and find all of the information that you’ll get in this one book, and it may not be as in-depth as the information I’m providing for you. You can skip the searching around– it’s all here!

So wait, is it a book or a video course?

It’s an e-book that will be available for you to download either as a PDF to keep on your computer, or as an ePub file to read on your digital reading device. You can even print it out!

The beauty of having all this in e-book form is that all of the additional videos and content are linked to directly from the book. Throughout the book you can click through to videos and other useful content to help explain key concepts and techniques.

What if I buy it and don't like it?

I'm confident that the information in the book and extra content will be helpful and inspire you to confidently refurbish your own lamps, but if you read through the whole thing, and still decide it wasn’t for you, we will happily refund your purchase.

 

Ready to dust off that beautiful old lamp your Aunt Helen gave you?

As soon as you make your purchase, you can instantly download this comprehensive e-book and start bringing old lamps back to life.