Everyone should have a Kenmore!

Couldn’t resist! A few months back Emma and I were driving through the neighborhood and saw this old Kenmore canister type vacuum on the side of the road, awaiting trash pickup. Other than a scary dry-rotted power cord, it was in immaculate condition!
Chrome was perfect, logo was intact, paint unscarred. She tossed it in the back of the truck and it sat on our screen in back porch until last weekend, as we started prepping the porch for winter. I visioned it as a odd retro reading lamp beside my chair, and with a few lamp parts and maybe 2 hours of work, voila! The cool thing is, if I replace the vacuum power cord, it still works as a vacuum!

Kenmore Vacuum lamp