For the bases, I had these wood basket things, that I painted with a thin coat of white. Even though I made pilot holes before drilling, one got a big crack. Oh well.
I used extra lamp parts to connect everything together. Lamps are the best organ donors ever for these sorts of projects! I used a small section of threaded rod, a lamp nut and a vintage finial.
This tool box works really well for organizing all those swell lamp pieces.Now to wait for a few hours of simultaneous daylight and no rain for some picture taking outside. Wish me luck on that part! -- Beth