I needed a small lamp that I could plug into a timer so it comes on in the morning to simulate a sunrise. Have I mentioned that my new room has no windows? And that it is inside a large shop/garage? That makes it hard for someone who is not a morning person to get up before 10am.
So I went off to the Family Dollar store a friend recommended to see what they had.
I found a lamp that looks like this but has a different shade, just 12" tall - perfect for $6!
Then I visited a local resale shop and picked up a plain glass dessert plate for 50¢. The bottom of the lamp was open and I wanted to fill it with something.
I collect vintage sewing things and have a lot of old thread spools so this is what I came up with.
The plate is glued on upside down with little dots of silicone glue around the bottom of the lamp base.
I picked up a timer from Walmart for around $5.
Now my instant sunrise will wake me up earlier without having to listen to an annoying alarm!