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I created two Frankenlamps this week: A floor lamp and a plugin ceiling light

Floor Lamp: I bought this old green slag glass shade on Ebay and retooled a newer floor lamp I had hanging around, to accommodate it. I updated the harp with an antique (Ebay) and added a new switch (Amazon), since those parts could be seen with my shade. I also added an adapter (Ebay) at the top of the harp to safely hold my slag shade, and a new finial (Ebay) with green glass ball top.

Plugin Ceiling Light: I also bought three white slag glass shades and 1940’s mixed metal light on Ebay, then retooled them to accommodate each other. I added a painted medallion and light canopy to hide the connecting wires, and later (not shown) I added wire cover channel to better hide the wire on the ceiling and wall corner.

Both lights connect to a battery operated remote central switch at the main doorway. Since there was no light in this room at all, this has helped tremendously.

I ended up switching the seating area in this room with the desk and chair in the master bedroom. You can actually sit in our master bedroom now on the yellow $30 thrift store sofa, or the blue $40 Facebook Marketplace wing back chair and watch TV with the girls. You can see a poorly lit photo of that here.

Chelle Ellis

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On September 6, 2017, we bought a 134+ year old Colonial Revival Eclectic known locally in Coldwater, Mississippi, as Ms. Sadie’s Place. We aren’t sure of the age of the house yet; there are old photos dating back to 1883, when she was a much smaller but established version of herself. In 1942, she was moved a mile South, along with the rest of the town of Coldwater (including a massive church) to make way for the Arkabutla Reservoir, built by the WPA in response to the Great…


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