After I built my version of the Adelman Chandelier, I started experimenting with different designs, including this desk lamp.
A clickable copy of the parts list from the DIY Lindsay Adelman chandelier. Here’s another example with a lot of discussion in the comments.
- 2 plug buttons – item 5S48lS4K5900 (not for sale there; I skipped them entirely)
From mcmaster.com (products not directly linkable)
- 1 box or wire connectors – item 7108K32 (not shown on the diagram)
- 10 feet of white wire – item 7587K138 (not shown on the diagram)
- 10 feet of black wire – item 7587K133 (not shown on the diagram)
- 1 electrical tape – item 76455A21 (not shown on the diagram)
- 1 wire stripper – item 7660K14 (tool not shown on the diagram)
Other useful bits
- Fixture mounting crossbar – item CB1/4
- Universal mounting plate – item CBU2
When I bought my house, it was equipped with a bunch of those ceiling lights that look like boobs, like this one. We’ve been doing a lot of redecorating of course, and E’s taste has started to influence mine — we’re moving away from dark, modern, and asian to more colors and a little more color and flash. So I started looking for an interesting chandelier on craigslist and found this:
In the pictures, it looked arty and elegant; in reality, it was definitely a little more kitschy 80s than we thought. But we still liked it and figured, for $40, it was worth the risk. Well it turned out looking great in our minimal dining room, and a big improvement over the boob.