Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nautical Rope Lamp with Openwork Globe Shade

Craftiments.com:  Nautical Rope Lamp with Openwork Globe Shade

This lamp revamp is a fusion of two very different inspirations.  I'm enamored with nautical rope lamps, such as the monkey fist knot Round Rope Lamp from West Elm.  I also love all of the openwork iron sphere lamps and lanterns that are available right now.  Restoration Hardware's Iron Orb Table Lamp is awesome!

Source: West Elm, please pin from original source
Source West Elm
Source: Restoration Hardware, please pin from original source
Source Restoration Hardware


I began with this tired thrift store lamp from our family room.   It did not match our new leather furniture, so I decided to give it a makeover instead of throwing it out.  Starting from the bottom, I hot glued, wrapped some sisal rope, and repeated until I reached the top. 

Craftiments.com:  Before Lamp

The openwork sphere shade was made from two hanging planters from Walmart.  I joined them together using four pieces of the planter chain.

Craftiments.com:  Openwork globe shade made from two hanging planters

It was necessary to disassemble the wiring to attach the shade to the lamp base.  I reused to the harp saddle to hold the shade in place.  I hammered the ends back to match the angle of the shade and it fit perfectly!

Craftiments.com:  Openwork globe shade made from two hanging planters

I rewired the lamp and put in a vintage style Edison lightbulb.  Doesn't it look neat when lit up?

Craftiments.com:  Openwork globe shade with vintage style edison bulb


Here it is all aglow!

Craftiments.com:  Nautical Rope Lamp with Openwork Globe Shade



Thank you for featuring my lamp!

Positively Splendid

35 comments :

  1. Very Chic and right up my alley! Nice job Kirstin!

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  2. great job on the lamp! I was working on one today too, different style though! were did you find the light bulb? love it!

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    1. Thanks! I was going to buy a bulb from Restoration Hardware, but on a whim checked Lowes and they had it for $9 which is half price!

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    2. thanks i think i will pick one up for the lamp i'm doing.
      lauren

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  3. That is super cool! Great redo!

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  4. Wow...very fun...love that "shade" :) Laurel

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  5. I really truely love this. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  6. Really cool. It's great to see what you did with the rope to make your tired lamp look fresh and lively. The Edison bulb is fantastic!
    Liz

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  7. This is awesome! I love the look of it and it is just so unique! I never would have thought to use planters for the orb. Genius!

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  8. I love the way this turned out. I feel like so often when people make things themselves they don't have the same quality look, but this one certainly does.

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  9. I don't even know where to start.....
    I LOVE EVERYTHING about it!
    The sphere, the rope, the light-bulb...
    You GO girl!!!!

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  10. Great idea to use hanging baskets to create a sphere shade! LOVE!

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  11. Hard to believe that's the same thrift store lamp, Kirstin! What a make-over! Loving everything about it...especially all the fun textures. Would be super delighted if you could stop by and link this {and any other projects you may have} up with us at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/07/mop-it-up-monday-23.html

    Have a great week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  12. Oh my goodness, this is so creative! Great job!!

    Rhiannon at beingmomme.blogspot.com

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  13. ADORABLE! I love the open sphere shade. What a great way to make it. I would love if you linked them up to Show Off Monday @ Kampenlane.com

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/07/show-off-monday-and-craft-im-not-bored.html

    ~Taylor

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  14. Your lamp turned out awesome! I love how you brought both of your inspirations together. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  15. this is gorgeous you did an awesome job. I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  16. What a beautiful makeover! I absolutely LOVE your finished product!

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  17. Love your lamp makeover. I'm sure it took lots of time and patience but well worth it! Amazing! Found you at I Gotta Create. I'm now a follower and would love to have you stop by for a visit! Happy 4th! Judy

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    1. Stopped by to see all of your wonderful furniture makeovers. Following!

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  18. What a fun lamp!! I love the wire "shade" - it makes it so unique!!
    Thank you for linking up to Think Pink Sunday - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/07/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-56/

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  19. Thanks for sharing your project with us. We will be featuring your lamp on our blog tonight at 6pm EST. Please stop back in and grab a featured on Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. I love this idea of adding the rope and the caged bulb! I've seen other bloggers make hanging chandeliers with the plant baskets, but never have I seen them used like this before. Love it!
    I found you at I Gotta Create Link Party.

    Christina
    Kaleidoscope-Living.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh this turned out incredible! What a dramatic redo! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! sharing this on our FB page today! ;)

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  22. Thanks so much for linking up I just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this today feel free to stop by and grab a button. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week.

    Marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  23. So fabulous! I love it! I've been eyeing that restoration hardware lamp for some time.....and guess what? I bought those dollar store wire planters a long time ago, not knowing what I'd use them for. Now I know! Great transformation. I'm a new follower!

    Kathleen

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  24. I came over via the "anti-scraping" post, but I had to check out this beauty! It's just plain awesome! Now following your blog.~ Kim

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  25. You're a STAR tonight in the "lamp lineup" over at I Gotta Create!

    Thanks so much for partying with The Wildly Original Crowd!
    <3 Christina

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/11/10-brilliant-lamp-ideas-more.html

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  26. I have wrapped a lamp in rope to use in my son's bedroom. It's a nautical theme and I have had a hard time finding a shade that would work. THIS IS PERFECT & A GREAT IDEA!!!!!

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