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Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge
Well this was the perfect time to put those beads to good use and make a wood bead lamp inspired by all the beautiful chandeliers! Here is a tutorial:
I found a lamp at the thrift store for $6. It was just the right size and shape that I needed:
The farmhouse look is perfect to go with the wood beads so I simply gave it a whitewash finish using my go to chalk paint-Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting
I was so excited to start the beading that I neglected to take a before picture of the lamp shade. But it had ivory floral fabric that was discolored. I couldn’t tear the fabric off fast enough! I will admit that this lamp shade was a labor of love. It was very easy to make, but extremely time consuming. I would just string a couple of rows after work each night. I tied the wire to the top of the lamp base added 14 beads and tied it off on the bottom of the base.
Once all the beads were added I hot glued the rope along the top and bottom to cover the frame. I am so thrilled with how it turned out! Some day I will have the chandelier, but for now I will enjoy my wood bead lampshade!
I also used a Vintage Edison Light Bulb as you could see the bulb through the space and I liked the look of an Edison bulb more than a standard bulb.
I hope you enjoyed this post How To Make A Pottery Barn Inspired Wood Bead Lamp. You can see how I made the cotton ball wreath here. Be sure to visit the other bloggers linked below to see what they are sharing from their stash! A big thank you to Megan of C’mon Get Crafty for hosting this monthly challenge.
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