Thursday, March 17, 2011

At Home Thursday: DIY Driftwood Lamp

Do you remember all the driftwood I collected on Table Rock Lake? Well I decided to create a lamp out of all of it. I've been crushing on driftwood adorned lamps and mirrors for some time now, so I wanted to try my hand at creating one for myself.










This is a similar lamp that is $326.00, ouch that hurts, a little (ok, a lot) out of my price range.







I used a lamp that I already had, I bought this at Lowe's several years ago, for around $35.00. It is the perfect type of lamp to start with, skinny middle and modern shade.




This is all the driftwood I collected...I used two pieces of floral wire, wrapped with brown floral tape to hold everything in place. I don't want this to be permanent, you know how easily I bore. :)



I took the shade off and started holding the driftwood in place, finally using the wire to hold everything tight.




It took about twenty minutes, if that, and the shade was ready to go back on and it's ready to place.





On the studded dresser is where the lamp usually resides, so I put it back there. In front of Mom's antique mirror, now I'm ready for some accessories.






Artwork courtesy of Logan, milk glass vase of tulips, little eggs in a terrific turquoise color and a cute owl that I found at Kolh's of all places, I put him under a vintage clock dome.









Anyway, enough blabing, I love how it turned out....what do you think?







Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create your own driftwood lamp!

Interested in seeing my other DIY lamps?

Check these out:

Chippy Lamp

Brass to Black



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Jen @ Tatortots and Jello

and

Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming


Happy St. Patty's Day!




38 comments:

  1. Love your driftwood lamp! Your technique makes it look so easy. A craft I could see myself trying. Thank you.

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  2. Hi Michelle-

    I am a beach lover and love to see natural elements brought into a home. I love what you did to the lamp. It looks perfect. I love the way you mixed different elements and accessories on the chest of drawers to compliment it - lovely contrast. Beautiful.

    My best-Diane

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  3. wow, I saw a piece of driftwood just a few days ago and loved the look. I thought that I needed to incorporate it into my home and future post(!), but couldn't at the time think of anything creative!! So amazing! Love i!t
    juliesfreshperspectives.blogspot.com

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  4. Love that! My grandma always lived on the beach and decorated with driftwood! Great job!!

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  5. Wow, What a neat idea! I really love your lamp!

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  6. Great lamp, I actually prefer it to the $300+ lamp, better texture and color!

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  7. I love how you are able to take a great idea and make it even better. I wish that I had half of your ideas and energy!

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  8. Great job on the lamp! You made it look so easy, I may have to try it myself!

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  9. holy moly, that is insane! fantastic job!

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  10. Hello, gorgeous! Wow, it is so pretty and what a great idea.

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  11. LOVE this! This is fabulous!!!

    --Katie
    www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com

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  12. Really cool, and what a great way to bring nature inside.

    ~Susie

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  13. so pretty and organic yet modern, love it!

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  14. I think it is fabulous and so much better than the $326 version! Love it!

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  15. Love it. What a great idea. Your vignette looks wonderful. Very chic. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Your lamp is SO much prettier than the other. I like the amount of driftwood you used, stunning!

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  17. that is beautiful, michelle! i am heading to the beach tomorrow and may need to scope out some driftwood.

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  18. anytime you can save $300 and come up with something so lovely is a good day in my book...well done...would love for you to share this with my readers on fridays unfolded @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/03/fridays-unfolded-10.html...now following.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  19. this is too funny, i see yellow tulips everywhere;-) anyway, I like your lamp much better than the one you took for inspiration!

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  20. This looks beautiful! What a great tutorial. I am a new follower and saw your link up over at Tatertots and Jello.

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  21. first, i want to thank you for your visit and i am so sorry for your loss this summer. i too can cry over dogs i adored 20 years ago... love is love, thats all i can say~


    next, this could not be a better project for me, i have been looking and looking for beachy lamps, but the $4-600 price tags bother me... this is a brilliant idea, now i just have to hope i can find some pretty driftwood :)

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  22. This look amazing! So sweet and really fits in with your decor. I love it!

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  23. Your driftwood lamp is fabulous! I love bringing nature inside my home and using it to decorate - this lamp is a perfect combination of beauty and function. If only I lived near driftwood....

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  24. Wow, I love that. Brilliant. The only driftwood I've come across has been pretty yucky.... ;-)

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  25. Hello.. this is GORGEOUS! I linked it to my nautical project post too, it's a keeper!!!

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  26. I love this lamp, makes me think of the beach! I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/make-a-driftwood-lamp/

    Thanks for inspiration!

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  27. I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

    http://resuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  28. great results! Had to add to my pinterest repurposed board (the driftwood) and my facebook wall. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Michael
    bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

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  29. Your lamp is actually way better looking than the expensive one!

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  30. Hello! It's beautiful in its simpleness!
    I also use old or broken lamps to create a new one with driftwood

    It is here http://www.nor-lampion.com/blog/2012/04/handmade_tablelamp/
    and here http://www.nor-lampion.com/light8-4.html

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  31. The time sleep by,
    the links shown here before (nor-lampion.com)
    had changed to http://www.lamp-box.com

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  32. Wow - thanks for the great idea. I live in Greenland, and I collect a loft of drift wood, so I'll definatdly use your idea!

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  33. Wow - thanks for the great idea. I live in Greenland, and I collect a loft of drift wood, so I'll definatdly use your idea!

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Michelle