2016-03-12

While looking for treasure at my local ReStore, I happened upon a stained glass lamp that "needs some love". $19 later, I was heading home with a lamp that most certainly needed some love.

The Lamp

The lamp had been dropped and was broken in a few places. Fortunately I have a box full of adhesives and at least one of them should do the trick.

Unfortunately, the previous lamp owner tried to fix the lamp, and my first order of business was to remove the packaging tape that was holding the lamp together, as well as remove the bits of adhesive the previous owner had tried to use to fix the lamp. rookie.

Break #1

Fixing break number 1 was a fairly simple process of bending some metal, applying a healthy dose of J-B Weld, and holding everything in place with some masking tape.

Break #2

The second broken part of the lamp was a bit more serious. Shattered glass was involved, and lamentably, half of one of the red flower pieces was shattered to such an extent that I didn't want to put all of the pieces back together. It took a while, but eventually all of the pieces were put together with J-B Weld and tape.

Amazingly, I didn't cut myself on any of the broken glass. :)

Just Like My Truck

Creating a replacement for the missing flower piece was fairly easy. Having recently repaired a broken tail light on my truck, I had some "cut and peel" repair tape sitting around that would be perfect for this lamp.

Good as New!

After the J-B Weld had cured over night, I removed the masking tape and applied the "cut and peel" tail light repair tape.

Hot damn, that is looking good!

Let There Be Light

The final test of any lamp is "plug it in". Not only do I have a wonderful stained glass lamp, I can now put "Stained Glass Lamp" on my ever growing list of broken things that I have repaired. Now I just need to actually make a list. :)

In total, it probably took a little under an hour to fix this lamp. Now quite reading, and go fix something.

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