So in part 1, I brought home a sad little lamp from our trashroom.
This is the post where this sad little lamp is sad no more! Now it's a graceful fancypants lamp!
I went to IKEA and picked up the parts: $4.99 for a GRUNDTON (table lamp kit) and $8.99 for two SPARSAM flourescent bulbs. I'm only going to count this fix as costing $4.99+$4.50=$9.50 because I only use one of the bulbs. We have another IKEA lamp that takes this size bulb so the extra will just be a household spare.
Anyway, I happened to be meeting someone to sell some old laptop RAM for $10 today. So today's net dollar spend is zero!
On to the pictures!
Make sure the lamp isn't DOA before I get my grubby mitts on it...
It took almost 2 hours to get to this far... the grundton wire was thicker than the original and it was really tough getting it through the neck. Oh! And I took a break to get my 10 bucks....
Me and electricity understand each other perfectly. I remain scared of it, and I remain alive. If I really did mess up the wire while pushing and pulling through the lamp neck... I was wondering if those rubber tipped stanleys would really insulate me from 1.21 jiggawatts of instant teeth clenching....?
And now some glamour shots! Old Lamp, this is YOUR time to SHINE!!!!!1
"Why's that sticker there," you ask? Well, it's because.... Old Lamp is sitting on top of DialupPC's case! DialupPC is now our Windows Home Server (simply the awesomest backup/fileshare OS. Ever.)
That's all, folks!