Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

How to build a lamp from scratch (So Easy!)

Learn how to decorate a lamp of their own, in this simple tutorial – using maps of your favorite places to the shadow. man Podger David has the nail hit on the head with his lamp for this week. It’s one of those pieces that feels vintage-y (must use the cards that always make me think vintage for some reason).But it could also very well in a modern home David made it very easy, and I know she will appreciate it. Yes, you can build a map on the lamp! Read more, and don’t forget to check out this 22 Mod hodgepodge card, you’ Tinker;ll love.hr class="wp-block-separator"/>DIY Vintage map lampI have long admired all the pipe-fitting shelves, that is already dipped. But neither I nor my 1940 fixer-upper house can really draw you cool, in the downtown, loft-chic look that I associate with such things.But, I needed a lamp for my new office and I thought, maybe with a little Mod-hodgepodge, I mean, vintage was able to marry her-obsession-to-the downtown-style.It turned out a kind of shockingly simple project.How do I build a lampto galvanized my map of the lamp, you need:1/2″ pipe (choose a length for your preferred lamp height)1/2″ tube base reduction capLamp kit (available at all big-box hardware store in the lighting area)Lamp shade wooden base (I have a plaque)Felt feetMod hodgepodge GlossMapsDrillScrewdriverFoam brushes Cut decoupaging the paper to the size of your base.TIP #1 If you want to, paint your base, and you are smarter than I am, you will paint it BEFORE you cut it. Foresight – not my Forte.With a foam brush to spread a layer of Mod smorgasbord on the base, carefully put your paper and, with moistened fingers or a brayer, gently push out all the air bubbles, which can be displayed.TIP #2: My base had a raised, curved edge, so I cut the paper a little larger and mounted it. After it was dry I did another layer of Mod-hodgepodge added, the talents, the it up. When that dried it was easy to go to with a sharp knife and cut around the curves. Aside and let them dry thoroughly. After it dries, a sealer layer of Mod smorgasbord can add over the top and allow to dry to. After the base is dry, drill a hole in the middle just big enough for your lamp to pass cord. Center your base plate over the hole and screw it in place. Now is a good time to glue on the feet – I have old buttons, and Gorilla glue but you could be anything, liked what.Now you mount the lamp. First of all, run the wire from the lamp kit to the base and the ½ inch pipe. Connect the tube to the base and pull the wire by reducing the cap and then secure the reduction of the cap on the tube. next, you connect all the cables as directed on the lamp box Set. . . . this will ask you (as I):Really!? That's all there is to wiring a lamp!? Why cost so much? Why was I told this? Why am I only find this in my lamp-buying life night?Anyway . . .your basic lamp is mounted.In line with my map theme, the cover I used copies of a couple of vintage cards that I have, shadow. After cutting a template for the lampshade, I used the shapes (a little larger than the template) and decoupaged the map to the shade, carefully press out the bubbles with my fingers. After it dried I trimmed the edges a bit and then hot glued some ribbon around the top and bottom as a finishing touch. If you decide to build some vintage lamps, modern card of your very own, look at, grab some maps of the areas special for you on eBay. Maybe your home is the city where you married, etc. questions If you have about my map, the lamp, please don't hesitate to ask. I'll monitor the comments section and respond.Now you know how to build a lamp, you need to check out these other tutorials:DIY house number SignDIY bookends from Rolling PinsEnd table from a Luggage rack travel themed Vintage Coat Rack

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