How To Make A Beach Inspired Bottle Lamp

Learn How To Make A Beach Inspired Bottle Lamp For Your Seaside Cottage

Hello My Dear Blogland Friends,

Last week I featured this cute lamp I created for a staging client in my post Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom On A Budget. Today I thought it would be fun to teach those of you crafty individuals how to make a beach inspired bottle lamp that you can call your own.

A Beachy Bottle Lamp

To create this bottle lamp you will need a few things before you begin.

How To Make a Bottle Lamp

To get started on your Bottle Lamp you will need:

  • A Glass Bottle
  • A Bottle Lamp Kit
  • A Self Adhesive Lampshade
  • 1 to 1-1/2 yards of Fabric
  • Jute String
  • Sand and a few small Seashells (optional)
  • A Starfish (optional)
  • Glue

Most of these items can be found at your local craft store. Your local hardware store should carry the lamp kit if you can’t find it in the craft shop.

Begin by adding some dry sand to the bottom of the bottle and toss in a few seashells.

Follow the directions for wiring the lamp socket that comes with the kit. Please be sure to connect the correct wires on the right terminals. The ribbed cord always goes to the silver terminal and the smooth wire always goes to the brass terminal.

How To Make A Bottle Lamp

Finish assembling the socket and place it into the top of the bottle. There will be a rubber stopper in the kit to hold it in place.

Cover The Lampshade:

I purchased a lampshade that comes with an adhesive coating, ready to be covered with fabric. All you have to do is remove the paper template that covers the adhesive layer, lay it onto the back side of the fabric and cut it to size.

How To Make A Beachy Bottle Lamp

Lay your fabric over the shade and smooth out any wrinkles. To cover up the raw edges I glued jute string to the edges of the shade, holding it in place with clothespins until dry.

How To Make A Bottle Lamp

Too cute!

A Beachy Lampshade

I wrapped the neck of the bottle with a thinner jute string and hung a starfish from it for added interest. You can secure the string with white glue or hot glue.

How To Make A Beachy Bottle Lamp

I love how this beach inspired bottle lamp turned out. It is perfect for a beach style room and the colors totally work!

How To Make A Beach Inspired Bottle Lamp

Now you know how to make a beach inspired bottle lamp! If the beach thing really isn’t your style you can use any type of fabric or bottle to match your decor. I created this lamp a few months ago out of a vintage soda bottle. I decoupaged vintage recipes and images from an old cook book to the shade.

Upcycled Vintage Bottle Lamp

t sits in my kitchen now on my rescued Hoosier table. Love it!

Vintage Hoosier Table

I have a couple of other pretty cobalt blue bottles waiting to become lamps as when I finally get around to it. One of them is an antique seltzer bottle I picked up on a little shop in NY. I plan on putting it in my dining room and the other bottle is a used Vodka bottle. I loved the color and just had to snag it! Once it has gotten it’s makeover I am sure it will end up in my online shop.

cobalt blue bottles

Thanks so much for stopping by today. That’s all folks!

~Lisa

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Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom On A Budget

Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom On A Budget and Giving It Much Needed Style

Hi All, I have been working with a client who plans on putting her house on the market in the near future. She has two guest rooms and wanted to make them more presentable without spending a lot of money since her new home will be smaller and she will have to let go of some of her existing furnishings. Today I will be sharing how we transformed one of those guest bedrooms. I am going to show you how staging a beach inspired bedroom on a budget can give a drab, dated space new life without breaking the bank. This guest room was dark, uninspiring and a bit out of style. The decor was a hodgepodge of nautical pieces, South West inspired bedding with a few country accents added to the mix. I used the Pelican themed artwork above the bed as a jumping off point and decided to go with a beach theme.

Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom Before

Before

I found some gorgeous beach inspired fabric that featured vintage style crabs, fish, shells and octopuses that had a nice neutral background. I made a simple curtain valance from it and a few throw pillows.

Vintage Inspired Beach Crab Pillow
We swapped out the South Western themed bedspread with a simple sage green one and added three throw pillows.
Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom On a Budget
In the corner sat a Plain Jane desk / computer station.
Staging A Bedroom Before
We moved the desk to the opposite wall. To add some color to the wall I created a set of two custom beach prints that match the pillow fabric. I was lucky enough to find the same vintage images online and was able to tweak them to a nice aqua blue. I painted a couple of old thrift store frames and distressed them.
Custom Made Vintage Inspired Beach Prints
I cleaned up the desktop and added a couple of accessories to warm it up.
A Nautical Office Nook
I found this cute Pelican accent lamp at Kirkland’s and just had to buy it. It compliments the artwork above the bed.
A Pelican Accent Light
The dresser in the room was compiled of a mishmash of different items with no real rhyme or reason.

Staging A Guest Room Before

Before

I cleared off the surface and gave it a complete makeover with a few tasteful beach inspired accessories.

Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom On A Budget
After spending hours looking for the “perfect” lamp for the space and coming up empty, I decided to create one from scratch. I bought a decorative bottle from Hobby Lobby and turned it into a lamp. I covered the shade with the same beachy fabric. I love it!
A Beachy Bottle Lamp
The pretty turquoise fish was a thrift store find. Here it is in it’s “before” state.
Thrift Store Fish
With a few coats of paint it has a whole new look and fits perfectly in the room.
Upcycled Thrift Store Fish Figurine
On the opposite side of the dresser I paired together a great glass vase with a nautical dried floral arrangement from Kirkland’s for a pretty centerpiece that adds height and balance.
Staging A Bedroom To Sell

Staging A Beach Inspired Bedroom On A Budget

With some decluttering, creativity and a few new accents this guest bedroom is now a relaxing place for guests to unwind and it is inviting to potential buyers without being over the top.

Staging A Bedroom On a Budget
When staging a home to sell it is very cost effective to spruce up the things you already own. Adding a few new inexpensive accessories can freshen up the space, making it more appealing to buyers without breaking the bank. Upcycling a few thrift store pieces or existing items is a great place to start.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

~Lisa

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