Thursday, April 28, 2011

You're Throwing WHAT Away??!! {The Enneadecagon Bulb}

Today's You're Throwing WHAT Away??!! series is backwards.  I intended to show you a light fixture I found on trash bulk day before this one.  But that project is time consuming and I've been dragging my feet with it.  But I couldn't wait to show you at least part of it so here's the little surprise that came with that light fixture.

No, it is not a doorknob, it's an enneadecagon-shaped light bulb.  What in the world is an enneadecagon?  It is an object that has 19 sides.  It is also known as an enneakaidecagon.  There's your useless trivia info of the day.

That's right, this light bulb has 19 sides!

And to my even bigger surprise, it actually works!  So I couldn't just hide it under a lampshade. 

I have this little lamp that I got from Freecycle a while back.  I actually got two.  The other one I revamped in this post.  

The shade was perfect for what I had in mind.  But first, I had to strip it!

Then I sprayed the entire thing.

And I mean the ENTIRE thing!

Here's how it came out.

If you're wondering why I painted the cord, tune in next week to find out. 

Speaking of tuning in next week, I plan to finally finish the fixture this bulb came with.  Here's a sneak peak.  
So come back then.

And speaking of coming back, come back tomorrow to see April's Guest Host.  

See you tomorrow!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

now that is just too cool!

Melissa Spitler said...

LOVE the lamp! That light is amazing!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is one funky light bulb! I've never seen anything like that.
I really like what you did with the lamp and the shade!

MommaHen said...

Very cool!

Sheena said...

I love that light bulb! Can't wait to see the next project!

What color of spray paint did you use on the lamp? I need an orange spray paint for a big project I am doing and all my local stores have is one plain orange (like traffic cone or crayola orange).

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

so cute. love it

{northern cottage} said...

i love love love the color you painted it - so so GREAT and unexpected. perfect punch of summery color!

A Vintage Vine said...

I have never heard of that type of bulb!!! Thanks for sharing...love the lamp...great color!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the look of the shade and that color is awesome! That is one one really cool light bulb!

gina3 said...

That's a cool little light bulb and how awesome that it works. Can't wait to see why you painted the cord too. You've piqued my curiosity!

michelle said...

Can you pronounce that for me please? :) I love it, I have never seen one before and your lamp looks beautiful. The color is perfect.

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Visiting from FJI. I think that's a designer lightbulb and your lamp is adorable! Great makeover and thanks so much for the inspiration.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Thats awesome! Love what you did with the bulb and lamp. Where did you find the bulb I love it?!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hello Yanet~

This is such a super cool transformation!! So nifty, neat & creative. I invite you to link to my fun & inspiring blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower. :)

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Sammy "C" Blalock said...

I love what you did with this lamp! I have a few lamps I got as hand me downs that I cant wait to do this with. Now if only I could find one of those cool lightbulbs! Very awesome.

Sheena said...

OMG!!!!! (i don't think i have ever said that!)

Guess what I found at my home depot this weekend? A whole bunch of 19 sided bulbs! I bought a bunch and put one in each of my OTTAVA lights (from Ikea) that I just put over my kitchen table. They look AMAZING! I think I am going to go back and buy the rest of them for a few lamps and then for replacing the others if they burn out and I still need them. The packaging was old, the plastic a little cracked and flimsy. Anyway, I waited all weekend to tell you all this. So if you want/need more, check out some stores around you, you might find more!

Sheena said...

I just found a link to the bulbs online!

http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-Light-Bulbs-Halogen/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbmg5/R-202326781/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

RhodeyGirl said...

Can you spray paint a lamp with any kind of spray paint or does it have to be a specific type for safety reasons? I love what you did with this!