***Disclaimer: Sorry for the blurry pictures taken with my droid.***Ok so I am finally posting my lamp-scapade. If you remember from this post, I was on the hunt for a beautiful, inexpensive glass lamp for our master bedroom. Unfortunately after scouring every Teej, HomeGoods and Target in the southeast I was left with no such luck. On an adventure with my mom to my favorite, At Home in Homewood, I found these.
I'm pretty sure my mom thought I was nuts when I broke out my phone and started to giggle hysterically. A lamp kit plus an upside down vase equals my new masterpiece. At $250 a pop, I'm not sure if I was more excited about saving around $200 on my version or the fact that I finally have new perfect lamps.
I snagged the glass vases from Ikea for $19.99, lamp kits from Walmart for $4, and burlap lamp shades from At Home for $25. I could have saved more on the lamp shades but I just fell in love with these. Next was some gorilla glue and patience. I mounted each kit to the top of the upside down vase. Both lamps still need finials. And it didn't stop there.
Next was a new lamp for the office. I recently found a end table for $35 at TJ Maxx that was a little shorter than the one on the other side of the couch. I really wanted a lamp that was tall enough to somewhat match the height of the other lamp. While and Ikea I found an amazing bright yellow glass vase but it was too short to make a lamp. Solution: buy two and gorilla glue together. Using the same process as my bedroom lamps I ended up with this.
2 glass vases from Ikea $8, lamp kit $4, and lampshade from Target on sale for $10. I love this lamp! Not bad for $30 bucks.
One more. This week I found another awesome vase at TJ and of course was dying to make it into another lamp for the kitchen.
$7 for vase, $4 for lamp kit, and $12 for lampshade. I'm thinking about adding some fun fabric to the lampshade its too blah for its funky shaped base.
So there ya go, 4 new fun and modern lamps simply using vases.
Stick around for my fun and cheap fall mantle.