diy: bottle lamp

Last summer, I found a wine cask on clearance at Pottery Barn for $20.  I had no clue what I was going to do with it or where I was going to put it, for that matter (it’s HUGE), but I liked the seeded glass and figured I would eventually find the perfect spot.  It has sat in a closet gathering dust since then.  Then, last weekend, I decided enough was enough and this big boy was going to become a lamp. Not only was it super easy to do, but I paid less than $10 to transform it!  You’ll need a bottle lamp kit – I found this one at Walmart for $6.50:

The rubber stoppers were way too small for the opening of my bottle, so I picked up a two inch cork at my local hardware store and drilled a hole the size of the screw in the package:

The screw fits right in easily:

The directions on the lamp kit were pretty straight forward.  The only bit I had a little difficulty with was threading the wires, but eventually I got it:

I’m still toying with the idea of filling the bottom with rope or something decorative, but for now, this is what it looks like:

Hope you all had a great weekend and are off to a great start this week!

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  1. Bixby and Ball - Melissa on April 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Love this!! Just spec'd these for a client project last week!

  2. Amy S. on October 30, 2013 at 12:51 am

    I love the lamp. I'm thinking of so many places that it would look good in my home!

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