I already showed you a picture of my awesome hunk of wood (soon to be kitchen lamp):
Our first step was to find parts to turn it into a lamp. You can buy lamp kits at hardware and home improvement stores. Of course, I had to be picky. My countertop space beneath my kitchen cabinets is only 18" tall. The pièce de résistance (hunk of wood) is 5.5" tall. The only lamp shade that looks right is a 10"x10" square. That doesn't leave much room for the little pole thingy (pretty technical, huh?) that needs to hold the lightbulb. We had to find the pieces below:
So we went to this place:15615 Coit Rd., Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75248
$20 bought us all the supplies we needed to turn this baby into a lamp. It is the same price as any lamp kit. Unfortunately, I wanted a brushed nickel look to all my pieces and they only carried brass and chrome parts. We threw a little spray paint on them and we're all set!