Vintage Demijohn Project

9.30.2011

I showed y'all my new vintage demijohn that I bought last weekend. Well, I decided to use it in a different way. A short trip to Home Depot and help from Mr. Savvy and the project was done.

Picked up this make-a-lamp kit for just a few bucks.

Now, I was going to put this together, but the mister came in and said let me do it. Who am I to argue with free help.

Added my burlap shade and voila, a new lamp is born.

Close up of the bubbles and imperfections in the glass. 


Now it resides in my sun room on top of the television cabinet.

Lamps can be made out of almost anything so look around and see what you can transform into a lamp.


Have a wonderful weekend!

 Night time


82 comments:

  1. How clever! AND I love the arrangement on your front door.

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  2. Awesome job Kim! My Mom loves those lighting kits, she has been using those for years!

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  3. Love this project!!! Have a beautiful weekend!!!

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  4. That looks awesome Kim and isn't nice when the hubby's want to join in and help us with our maddness!?:)

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  5. Absolutely stunning. You're right about lamps being made out of anything, I've seen lamps made with a pretty vintage thermos flask base.

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  6. Wow Kim, that is really nice!!

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  7. I love this! How beautiful!
    Kristen
    http://mycoveredbridge.blogspot.com

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  8. I learned something. I thought "demijohn" was just the bottles that are covered in wicker, didnt' realize a naked bottle is also a demijohn.

    I love lamps made from unique items!

    tina

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  9. What a great project! You did GOOD! ♥

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  10. That's beautiful! I've been looking everywhere for a Demijohn, but no luck so far. I'm definitely going to keep lookinng so I can make a lamp too!

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  11. I'll have to keep my eye out for a demijohn because I must have this lamp! lol Great idea!

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  12. As soon as I saw that lamp kit, I knew I was going to LOVE this project. What a great idea. Gorgeous lamp!

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  13. Love it Kim! I was out antiquing yesterday and saw tons of demijohns with the wicker on the outside ranging from $45-$85 and thought of you!

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  14. Kim I LOVE IT!! I have a large demijohn similar to yours and you just made a light bulb go off in my head:) Martina

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  15. Kim:
    I love your lamp and love the idea that it was handmade without paying a bunch of money for it! Nice job!

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  16. Great job on the lamp. With the glass not being so clear, it disguises the cord, too. I have been working on two lamps for my bedroom and hope to show them soon.

    Love the new header pictures! Have a great weekend! We are off on a fall camping weekend!

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  17. Love it Kim! I've thought about doing that too and you make it look really easy. May have to give it a try. Have a great weekend!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  18. Ok serious envy. Love it. I want one. Maybe I can have you be the demijohn look out for me since you have good luck finding them. :)

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  19. It's perfect... and lovely. Target carried something similar a while back and I think there's sold for around $50. You done good, Girl!

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  20. Oh Kim, I love it! Your lamp looks so nice! you should be proud!!!

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  21. Kim, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that!!! My grandmother did that with several of those, and I came so close to bringing one out of my parent's basement just last week. I have to go back and get it now after seeing yours. I love the shade too!! I had no idea they were so popular. I obviously do not get out much here:-)

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  22. You did save a bundle! I like yours better than the PB, yours has real 'age' where theirs looks mass produced. I like your little monkey bookends too! Have a great weekend.

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  23. Wow! I'm very impressed with how great that looks! It looks just like the ones in Pottery Barn. Love the idea of turning that into a lamp. If you ever tire of it, I'm your girl! Ha!

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  24. Your new lamp looks fabulous. Your burlap shade is just the right size and shape for that demijohn! I love the old glass.

    I have an idea for a lamp; I've even bought the lamp kid. I just need to get around to making it!

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  25. OMG That lamp is fantastic!! It is amazing!! Love this project Kim!! A plus.

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  26. Fabulous. I looked and looked for the electrical cord. Where IS it?

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  27. Hi Kim,

    It looks great! What a great idea and savings... It looks lovely at night...love the burlap shade!

    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  28. I Love it~!
    its a one of a kind and it doesnt get better than that..
    I have plans for 2 lamps myself but as yet havent worked out the details:) I need a pipe in mine. If Mr Savvy has any helpful hints I'd sure love to hear them- please.

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  29. I know I must have a few goodies around here that I could a lighting kit with...yours looks great!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  30. Love your knockoff! That demijohn was a great find! And you've gotta love a man who volunteers to help without being asked. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. this turned out wonderful!

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  32. Such gorgeous-ness!!! The kit looks like it didn't even hurt the bottle "in the making" of the lamp (so it could be reversible if you wanted in the future?). Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

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  33. So clever and gorgeous! I love the shade! Great knockoff idea!

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  34. More wonderful inspiration. You did a great job - better than great, actually. There will be knock-offs of your knock-off all over Blogdom!

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  35. Look wonderful Kim! And much cheaper!

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  36. You are amazing...I love this. What I wouldn't give for a Mr. Savvy around my house. :o) Mr. On Sutton Place is less than handy!

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  37. I just love it when my blog buddies save money and get the same (or better) look than the big buck catalogs. Love the lamp. And yours is better!
    Fran

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  38. I love it Kim! Great conversion! There is no end to what you can make into a lamp.

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  39. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE LAMP!! Great project and great price. Ginger

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  40. I really love this Kim!! It looks great! I never would have thought to use something like that as the base of a lamp!

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  41. That turned out fantastic Kim! I like it better than PB's! So much more inexpensive too!

    You have a great weekend too!

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  42. I'm passing through some of the blogs and thought id stop and say hello. And i hope that you folks have a very nice fall weekend. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

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  43. You rocked this, Kim !! Fabulous job ... so creative and what a savings !! Wow !!

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  44. You rocked this, Kim !! Fabulous job ... so creative and what a savings !! Wow !!

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  45. The lamp looks great! I'm going to start looking around my house for items to use for one.

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  46. So smart! It looks beautiful! I want one!

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  47. Sorry (now I think I'm in big trouble) but I can't agree. I think you should have put a big lovely branch in the beautiful bottle and hang something like a small crown in it and a big candle beside.

    Regards from Sweden

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  48. That is gorgeous, I like your lamp better, love the tint of the glass!
    XXX Ido

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  49. Wowser!! I haven't made these in years, used old crocks then, love the new look.. hugs ~lynne~

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  50. This is such a great idea! I have a demijohn that I never really know where to put...this might just be the solution...thanks! Love the shade you used too.

    Rachel :)

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  51. Fabulousness Kim. Joe and I re-wire old lamps all the time as I am a lamp fool.

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  52. So smart of you! I'd love to make a lamp! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  53. That is far more beautiful than the ones from PB, Kim!
    Brenda

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  54. WOW!!! This lamp is amazing. So fun. Have a great weekend. Bobbie

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  55. Kim, what a great idea! And so easy to do! I love easy projects that give you so much bang for the buck! Very pretty! Have a great weekend!

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  56. Kim it is awesome!! Lamps are so expensive. I want to make one out of a vintage drink cooler I bought. You sure saved a bundle over PB prices.

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  57. Oh...I love it! It's just as good as the pottery barn ones...actually better because its made from a real one and is one of a kind.

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  58. Great job!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  59. LOVE, LOVE it!! Great lamp shade and yay for you hubby for fixing the light for you.

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  60. Hi Kim, I saw these at the PB store last week and loved them..but not the price! Yours turned out wonderful. Have a great weekend.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  61. Hello!

    You always make everything look so easy! I love this lamp.

    Happy weekend, Elizabeth

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  62. love that! looks wonderful in your pretty home - I've been on the lookout for one too with this idea in mind. Great job :) diane

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  63. This looks like the large version of my vintage Japanese fishing float. So now you have me thinking just how cool it would be to have a lamp or two like this in the same room as the floats. I love this!

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  64. Wow - came out great. This gives me some ideas!! Thanks for sharing.

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  65. It looks fabulous. I love it. The shade is wonderful also. Hugs, Marty

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  66. I love this! I have been on the lookout as well! How did you do your shade? Love it all! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  67. So cool...must link to you on my FB page!

    Jan

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  68. I was about to say, "very Pottery Barn", but you beat me to it. I've been loving those PB lamps. Cudos to making yours for a whole lot less $$ and prettier as well.
    Blessings,
    Haven

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  69. Wow! I was looking at those the other day, but didn't even think that I could make them. They look AWESOME!

    And thanks for reading my link. It means a lot that you left a message. I already knew you were awesome, but you're really sweet as well!

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  70. Hi Kim
    LOVELY job :)
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  71. I love it. I've had one for 4 years and never really new what to do with it. A lamp would make it so much mor useful.

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  72. Wow, I love it when you can DIY and save a bundle $$$$! It really is a pretty lamp too!

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  73. Love, love, love this lamp! Pinned it so I can remember where to find instructions for my own. Where did you find the burlap shade?
    Amanda

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  74. Great balls of fire, woman..I can't tell Pottery Barns from yours. Just perfect..great job. You need to add this to DebbieDoo's Oct. Copy Cat party.

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  75. This is a perfect lamp for a sunroom! Hats off to you and the Mister! By the way, I think I've met my match, in the Super Shopper category!

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  76. this lamp looks great. i have been waiting to find a smaller demijohn to do it to. looks like a lot of people think the same.

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  77. Yours looks better than the PB ones!!! I have two vases that I was going to use and I tried drilling a hole for the cord. What a mess. I sort of gave up but now may take another look at it!

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  78. I think YOURS is prettier cause I like the green glass! BEAUTIFUL, Kim! XO, Pinky

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