Sunday, September 18, 2011
Estate Sale Basement Junk And Hardware Store Stuff. Status: Random Enough For Ya?
I wasn't planning on hitting any estate sales this weekend...at least until Nick asked me if I was hitting the one near my home. Dammit. Way to twist my arm. We went late just to scrounge through the leftovers and see if there were any goodies left in the basement.
This little project was sitting on a shelf, long neglected and or forgotten. I snatched it up for just a
few bucks thinking it just needed a little love. Then I decided that the inside of the shade needed a
new coat of white rattle can. Then I realised the cord / socket kit that was sitting with it wouldn't be
I sourced another cord and I'll splice the two together where the counter weight goes. The socket
doesn't have the twist on / off switch like the original, instead it has the push from either side type.
It won't be easy to get to after I finish putting this all back together. It'll need to be plugged into a
Looks pretty cool for just a couple of bucks and a little work. There was a matching one out in the
garage at the estate sale but it's hood was dented so it didn't make the cut. Speaking of making the
cut, I actually bought quite a few pieces that I patently couldn't believe weren't already sold. You'll
just have to wait to see those though!
In other news...I had to make a run to the True Value Hardware Store. I've seen lots of questions on
other blogs concerning where to find Tapper Legs for danish retro style furniture projects. Well here
ya go! True Value has 'em along with the appropriate mounting hardware for both straight and
angled mounting. Just sand them down and stain or paint them. Easy as pie...piece of cake.
Oh and they also have all kinds of glides for your chairs and table legs. Cheap too. True Value
seems like it caters to the shopper taking care of an older home rather than just the new
construction or remodel shopper. Good news for us.