Make A Pottery Barn inspired wood bead lamp with this easy DIY tutorial.
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I’m obsessed with the beautiful wood bead chandeliers that you see in all the home decor stores and magazines like this one from Pottery Barn:
Or this one from World Market:
But I don’t really have a place for one right now.
However, that didn’t stop me from picking up wood beads from the craft store whenever I saw them on sale or had a coupon.
But, I was determined to put those beads to good use and make a wood bead lamp inspired by all the beautiful chandeliers!
Here is an easy-to-follow tutorial:
Supplies Needed For Pottery Barn Inspired Wood Bead Lamp
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.
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