Thanks to The Home Depot for sponsoring today's post.
A few months back I asked Nate if he knew how to make a lamp. I had an idea. It was tax season so he told me "no". I stupidly believed him. (I should learn after almost 8 years of marriage.)
Funny story. When The Home Depot asks us if we'd be interested in partnering with them to build a lamp, Nate suddenly knows how to build a lamp. Weird.
Turns out even I can build a lamp. That's how easy this business is.
Nate and I built this darling lamp that has two very different looks. It's like the Jekyll and Hyde of lampdom. (That's a thing.) One is all industrial/Edison bulb chic. The other is a little more industrial/main stream chic. (Those are both things.)
Want to make your own lamp? Of course you do. Here's what you'll need.
Cut 2/4 to desired lengths. Ours are 9" long. Stain/paint desired color(s). Use wood glue to attach together. Hold in place with clamps.
Assemble pipe pieces together. (Flange to pipe to reducer.) Paint if needed.
Drill a hole in the bottom of the back side large enough to feed wiring into lamp base.
Pull wire up through lamp base and pipe assembly.
Attach wire to on/off socket per package instructions. Pull extra wire out of the bottom. Attach the socket to the reducer. We used force to hold the piping unit in place.
It's now time to find a home for that precious little lamp. I tested this one out in our master bedroom because it's the only room not in shambles right now. It might just stay here.
Anyone can stick a lamp apparatus on top of some wood. Does this baby actually work?
It totally works. I'm still amazed. I now want to build all of the lamps!
Jekyll and Hyde both look quite lovely in our ol' bedroom.
How does Ike feel about this whole lamp making business?
Well, he was too tired to help. Or to follow along with the tutorial. If you're like Ike but you are still interested in making your own lamp, you are in luck!
Nate will be sharing our lamp at The Home Depot for the Lamps & Lighting DIY Workshop on July 12 from 10:00-11:30AM at The Home Depot store in West Des Moines, IA! (The address is 3700 University West Des Moines, IA 50266.)
I'm totally bummed I can't be there but Nate would love to have you stop by! You can also use the hashtag "#DIYWorkshop" to follow Decor and the Dog and other bloggers sharing their lighting projects on social media. Hope to see you there!
The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. These workshops are a great way to learn skills to help improve your home. If you want to sign up for a workshop, find a store near you and sign up on the DIY Workshops registration page.
The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their DIY Workshops program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.
Decor and the Dog is not responsible for accidents. If you at any time feel uncomfortable during the making of your lamp, contact a pro.