HomeTalk.com & LampsPlus.com Holiday Lamp Challenge by GadgetSponge.com

November 4th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
4 users recommend

I just recently participated in a lamp challenge hosted by HomeTalk.com and LampsPlus.com. Each participant was required to work with the Fillable Clear Glass Ovo Table Lamp.  It's beautiful lamp that is very well constructed and was a blast to transform.

This challenge was a "Holiday" theme.  So after much debating I went with featuring some of my vintage Christmas postcards.  After shopping around with no luck, I found some vintage sheet music (Christmas) sheet music and printed out several pages.  I carefully tore different parts up and decoupaged them to the lampshade surface.  I gave them an added second coat to make if firmer and for more protection.

I used some vintage new/old stock of some furniture metal edging to accent the top and bottom of the lamp shade.  I wanted the metal aspect to flow from top to bottom with the metal rings on the shade, the silver-accented postcard and the metal base.  I used nuts and bolts every inch on the metal rings to give it a great, industrial look to complement the metal finish and glass.  Each remainder of the bolt was cut off past the nut.

I stole a note holder from my wife's studio and modified it to work inside the lamp.  The base is held with a nut and bolt to the metal lamp base.  I then soldered the nut and bolt to give it some permanence.  I also lightly super glued the postcards to each holding ring to make sure it wouldn't slip out.  The last thing I did was create a hole on the exterior bottom base for the wire to come out and I removed the rubber feet.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
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Comments (3)

suewhitney writes: One of my favorites from you ever, Brian. You pay such close attention to detail and it pays off every time. A+!

Take care...
Me Posted: 6:59 am on November 14th
JunkArchitect writes: Brian, it turned out amazing! I can see this in a home store catalog.

Posted: 7:59 pm on November 8th
CottageElements writes: Brian, oh my goodness! Super cool. Love the metal edging...gives it a little industrial feel. And the post cards would be so fun to change seasonally. Or maybe use for old family pictures. Fun project and a little change-up for you! Love it!


Posted: 2:40 pm on November 8th
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