I started years ago by adding extension cords to chandeliers. I cut the female end (the side you plug the light into) off the extension cord, melt the plastic coating with a lighter - just enough to soften it, stretch it and pull it off the wires. Connect the wires to the existing wires of the lamp or chandelier by twisting them together. I would wrap it with that black electrical tape and wonder how I was going to get around looking at that. There was always some chain involved but that ugly tape would stare at me, mock me and totally distract me from the mission - THE LIGHT WORKING.
these days. I bought a pennant light with three drops on it. I wired it to an extension cord with a switch, but I have not used it because even with 25 watt, soft bulbs, I feel like it is too much light for me. I unscrewed two of the bulbs and now, I am not even using the darned thing. The best idea gone to waste again. Bleck!
My best friend who lives in North Carolina - has the best form of escape that I just don't have time for. She wanders around Lowe's Home Improvement looking at everything. She worked in the electrical field for years and is drawn to anything having to do with lighting and plugged-in gadgets. Okay, I like to think of myself as being design privy, but I had not heard about this - am I still in the "dark ages"? It is an extension cord you plug your lights into, with a switch to dim any light at will. Well, just slap me please. This will be the cure to many of my lighting woes. Saved again, by a friend who enlightens me - and in this instance - I mean it!
Oh, next time you wander around Lowe's, let me know if you find anything cool I need to know about ... I am feeling out of the loop. Hmmm, or I could give myself some time to wander... A trip to Lowe's Home Improvement will do all of us some good! The possibilities are endless in there.