Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DIY Lamp from Antique Water Bottle (without compromising the bottle)

What you'll need:

Step 1:  Drill hole the width of threaded pipe through cork from top to bottom.

Step 2:  Place place threaded pipe through cork and secure with washer (included in lamp kit).

Step 3:  Remove base  and cover pieces from the lamp switch and thread the light cord through the black circular opening.

Step 4:  Split the wire along seam and attach the exposed ends around the metal screws on both sides of the switch.

Step 5:  Reassemble switch pieces.

Step 6:  Thread harp and switch on top of the cork and tighten down washer.

Step 7:  Pop the cork into bottle and place the shade and finial on to the top of the lamp harp!

So simple.  No damaged antique bottles.  Two new bedside lamps for our master bedroom end tables!

I can't wait to share them in their new places during our fall home tour!!  They're on fraternal twin end tables I bought from my pal Cassie!!  AND.  They look fantastic!
Starting October 1 – Kristen from KFD Designs 

2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs 

3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno 

4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes 

5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble 

– Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design 

7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home 

8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home 

9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore 

10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House 

11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior 

12 – Anneke from This That & Life 

13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog 

14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper 

15 – Ally from From the Right Bank 

16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs 

17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things 

18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home 

19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof 

20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline  (ME)

21 – Kelly from View Along the Way 

22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen 

23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog 

24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold 

25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors 

26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles 

27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile 

28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence 

29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog 

30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color 
and Whitney from The Curtis Casa 

31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three 
and Jennifer from Brave New Home

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  1. this is awesome!! LOVE the jug! if i find one couldn't i just pay you to make it for me? ;) i coud use one in my living room!

  2. AWESOME!!! I have 2 of these and love the lamp versions I've seen at Pottery Barn etc. Well done!

  3. Looks great Emmeline! If you wanted to shorten the lamp pipe a little so it didn't show through the neck of the bottle, you could use a hacksaw to trim it down just below the cork.

    1. I told my husband I'd like them cut down he just hasn't done it yet! :) I'm hoping his pipe cutter will work and be even easier than sawing them off.

  4. Love it! Must find antique jugs and do this!

    1. Thanks Samantha! Really any bottle with a "corkable" neck would work. My mom has some cider jugs (which are a bit smaller) that she plans to turn to lamps.

  5. I have never ever tried to make a lamp...but I think I NEED to! Love this!

  6. Amazing make-over Jessica. I loved the bottle, but love the lamp even more. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm pleased to be featuring this post at tomorrow's party.

  7. What an awesome project!! I would never think to do a lamp this way. I am featuring today at my party, starts at 2:00 PST. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. love this jessica! now i'm on the hunt! shared on FB and featuring you tonight!

    1. Thanks so much Jocie! I've definitely seen them at auctions. They don't usually go for super cheap but definitely cheaper than the price at an antique mall or the price of buying similar style lamps from Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn.

  9. This is great! I'd love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party!

  10. Love this project, makes me want to source myself an antique water bottle! I featured this project in my Table Lamp roundup for October 2013, check it out here

    Keep up the awesome work! Kiri


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