coastal decor and crafts

8/29/13

Lamps Plus Glass Table Lamp Gets a Coastal Design Makeover

Lamps Plus Ovo Glass Table Lamp is the perfect clean slate for adding beachiness to a room!

coastal lamp makeover
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!


lamps plus Ovo glass table lamp
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.

coastal design Holiday lamp
I also tossed in a few Fillable Clear Ornaments that I bought at Amazon. They look pretty with snow white shell shards in them.

coastal glass lamp with driftwood
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!

clear fillable ornaments
A close up of a filled clear ornament.

driftwood lamp finial
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.

rope design lampshade DIY
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!

Christmas Holiday lamp
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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2 comments:

Cindy said...

What a beautiful lamp makeover! I just love the seaside touch you added. And what a great idea, filling the clear ornaments with shell pieces. I was just beachcombing today and now I wish I picked up more bits and pieces! ;-)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I pinned your fabulous lamp makeover. I have the same plain lamp and I can't wait to make it coastal and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. I especially love how you painted the stripes on the drift wood!