7/02/2009

Make Your Own Teapot Lamp

Back in January I posted about these lamps that you could buy at Pottery Barn Kids:


Back in January I was dreaming that someone would come up with a DIY tutorial for these. And Paul Lowe from Country Living heard my cry! They posted a tutorial on how to make this:


And it actually isn't as hard as you would think. Paul filled the top cup with a self-hardening clay (Amaco) and while it was still wet, he pressed in a socket and cord unit from Ikea and a harp from Lowe's. To keep from having to drill holes, he made it so the cord would run down the back of the lamp instead of through the middle:


Then you stack the remaining pieces and secure them with super glue:

Both the glue and the clay need to set for 24 hours. So it might take you two days to finish the job. But I think it would be worth it!

You can see the full tutorial here. I am going to be scoping out my local Thrift Stores for some white teacups!

4 comments:

  1. We are in the process of redecorating our kitchen/living area ---- I have decided that my "theme" will be teapots! I'm sooo excited about this idea!

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  2. Oh! This would be SO CUTE in your kitchen! I can't wait to see it!

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  3. Those are adorable! They're absolutely something dh would see a divorce lawyer about. ;D

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  4. I love them. Wish I had a place for all the cute ideas I see on here! I would go ahead and drill holes to run the cord through; once they're glued together they're not going to change anyway. I would just pick out some I liked at a thrift store or somewhere inexpensive and run with it!

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