This is one of those ideas that really materialized over time. I remember seeing Christmas lights encased in different sorts of bottles thinking that the idea could be taken much further. Then it struck me one day in Target while looking at a vase that I thought would make a beautiful lamp base – why not?
This project literally took two steps, drilling two holes into the vase and installing the lamp kit. Drilling the holes was much easier than you’d imagine, it just took a special diamond drill bit made for marble, tile, and glass. You have to use water on the surface to keep it from overheating, put the drill on full speed, but go slowly (don’t push).
The lamp kit was all together in a little package at Lowes with everything I needed and instructions on how to assemble it.
What I love most about this project is that it was super low-cost ($12 for the vase at Home Goods and $9 for the lamp parts) and the possibilities are really endless. You could use any vessel of your choosing as long as it had a wide enough base to support the weight. I think I’m going to make my simple hurricane lamp a little partner for a chic pair.
Keep reading below for the full ‘how-to’ !
The final layer of my master bedroom project is complete! I finished my headboard this weekend, and I am so excited about how it turned out. After the initial planning, measuring, and cutting of the base wood, the upholstery went really fast. And if you’re curious about using nailhead trim, use it. I’ve done traditional nailheads on a project before, and it was painfully tedious. Nailhead trim, however, was actually really fun to apply.
Whenever I have a vision like the layering of shelf, headboard, side table in my mind, I’m always just a little worried that I’ll work really hard on one of the pieces of the puzzle and then not like the way it fits in. The entire time I’m covering and hammering there was about 5% of me that was worried it just wouldn’t look right in the room.
I’m happy to say that not only do I love the finished product itself, but I love it in the room as well. To see more of the actual headboard creation process, keep reading!