As soon as I spotted these brass parrot candlesticks at a second hand store I knew that I wanted to make lamps with them.
I purchased a bottle lamp kit.
I did not use the wire in that kit because it is very heavy and white. Instead, I used a clear wire that I took off a thrifted lamp.
There were three rubber stoppers in the kit but unfortunately none of them was a perfect fit. This one was the closest fit and I found some foam in my supplies to add as filler.
After doing a dry fit, I cut the foam and glued it around the rubber stopper and glued it in the candlestick.
I followed the directions to assemble the lamp.
I added the socket and wired it according to the directions.
I tried them out in this bedroom first.
Let’s take a closer look.
I liked them there but decided to move them to the guest room.
The brightly colored shade helps a lot.
Not bad for a pair of crusty old candlesticks.