I have this bottle that I got for $4 at JoAnn’s over a year ago.
I am such a sucker for anything this shade of blue! But…probably because I only paid $4 for it, the color faded and then started to flake off. I finally got it in the sink and washed it and the remaining color flecks came right off. So now it looks like this…
Not bad, but I stuck it in a closet for a while, just to teach it a lesson and just because I wasn’t in love with it any more!
And then I saw this tutorial on making glass bottle lamps. I knew what had to be done…and I got busy doing it!
Finding the supplies I needed was the hardest part! I finally found the parts at an Ace Hardware, Westlakes here in Columbia. They had tons of different sized corks!
Of course I got one that was gigantic so I had to whittle it down to size so it would fit.
Not perfect, but not bad!
I love it!
teensy tiny shade is temporary…I will start looking for one that is the appropriate size but I couldn’t wait to brag show off my new lamp!
I saw as I was taking pictures that there is a chunk of cork in the bottom of the lamp…I need to fish that out, but I think I will save that for another day!
Here it is with the new shade…and I made a seashell finial!
I am linking up to these great parties!