First step: drill the hole.Scott used the same drill bit he uses for our porcelain tile. I helped out by spritzing the bit with water as it bore through the thick glass. This step is the main reason why this project was on hold for so long . . . no one ever thinks this will go well.
Next, add the cord.
The new hole was just the right size to feed the cord through but Scott had to use a bent piece of wire to snag it and lift it through the top. He then fed the cord through the threaded rod and attached it to the socket.
Then, unwrap the shade.
This is by far the worst step of the whole project. Why do they make this cellophane so hard to remove? It creates static electricity, too, which draws all manner of dust and dirt right onto the shade. Ugh!
Final step: plug it in and enjoy!
Two years and one hour later, a lamp is born. That's right . . . after all that delay (not to mention the search for the cap and threaded rod,) the lamp was completed in just over an hour. It now has a new home in the great room. Thank you, Mama Marita, for sharing the jug and your great idea!
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