I realize that anything that deals with electricity will scare some people off. I get it. You immediately imagine burning down your house in the middle of the night! But some electrical projects are easier than others and replacing a light socket SHOULDN'T be one of those scary projects. It's actually a great way to learn some wiring basics.
I know someone out there has been confronted with having to replace a pair of lamps. It wouldn't be so bad but when one lamp breaks you end up having to buy two so that they match and that can get kind of expensive. I bought these glass gourd lamps at Lowes a few years ago. They were $30 a piece plus the shades for $15 a piece. So after taxes I had invested about $100 in them! When one of them started flickering I found myself thinking about replacing them. I took a trip to Home Goods and while I found a TON of gorgeous lamps ultimately I couldn't bring myself to spend another $100 on lamps on top of all the other expenses we've had lately. I decided to dig out my DIY belt and fix the one myself! If you don't want to spend another $100 on lamps either take a look at my easy tutorial! Only $6 total spent!