As a contestant of the Hometalk Lamps Plus Holiday Challenge 2013 (as mentioned here), I was given the lamp to fill and decorate with anything I like! So here is my coastal design makeover!
The Fillable Clear Glass Ovo Table Lamp from Lamps Plus is huge. The base opens up and I knew it was going to be perfect for showcasing my Fishing Glass Floats and a few driftwood sticks.
I also tossed in a few Fillable Clear Ornaments that I bought at Amazon. They look pretty with snow white shell shards in them.
I added stripes to the driftwood sticks in the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, plus white to tie in with the lampshade. Although I love driftwood au naturel, I've always adored the Painted Pieces! So this was an obvious choice! Besides, red is going to be part of the living room decor in our new apartment -for the first time in my life I'm decorating with red! We're still in the same neighborhood that we love, Battery Park, New York City. But now it's quiet, away from the busy road, and I'm looking at the trees and the Hudson river!
A close up of a filled clear ornament.
I improvised with the finial design! You can actually buy lamp finials with clips, but I wasn't sure it would get here in time if I ordered it online. So I cut off the top of the finial that came with the lamp, inserted a coiled paperclip to hold a small piece of driftwood.
I drilled a tiny hole in the driftwood piece, stuck it on, and finished off the finial with a Rope Wrap which brings me to the lampshade. As you can see I dressed up the shade with stripes, using thin rope!
The great thing about the rope design is that you can tuck things under it! Just like a Memo Board, only backlit! Ideal to show off some precious seaglass pieces! I also made a card, to remember what's most important! To see what other contestants came up with, head over to Hometalk!
Wishing you a happy Labor Day weekend..., walking in Flip Flops!
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