The glass lamp!

Glass lamp into vase post was unanimous….

Everyone’s comments…….It needed to be a lamp.

So, lamp it is!

Easy Peasy…….

And done.

Lamp kit.

Cheap shade from Home Goods.

Wah Lah!

I didn’t drill a hole into the vase…….

The cord was the only reason I was going to.

Instead, I used these on top of my vase to screw the lamp parts into.

They are mounting plates.

They are not meant for this project.

They are used when you hang a ceiling light.

But the hole in the center of the mounting plates was the same size as the lamp screw thingy…..

So, I used two so it would be stable then rigged up some screws and nuts on the edges to grip the mouth of this vase.

It doesn’t wobble and is sturdy, so far.

I then coated each screw and nut in glue from my glue gun.

Using these mounting strips allowed me to pull the lamp cord out of the glass vase and run it along the back of the vase.

I used my glue gun to make a line of glue that I put the cord in, so that it would lay “flush” on the vase and you wouldn’t notice it.

I wouldn’t use a super hot glue gun. You don’t want to melt your cord. It does pull off and glue cleans up easily. I found that out by accident.

You’re welcome.

So, use enough glue to hold the cord. If you want permanent solution you could use a clear drying glue.

I wanted everything removable in case I ever wanted this to be a vase again, or if I found out that it was an antique.

I have that fear from too many “Antique Roadshow” episodes, where the announcer says….
“If this piece would not have been “tampered” with, it would be worth bookoo thousands more dollars”.

So….just in case they show up here with camera’s….it can all come off.
Can you imagine?!

Ya’ never know.

Remember my Good Will F. Cooper lamp? Here is that past link.….If I am not sure of a piece, then I play it safe.

But, removable or not, lamp it is!

Totally sturdy and mission accomplished.

It took about 45 minutes but that was because I was trying to figure out how to rig the mouth of my vase.

There are “stoppers” provided in the kits for smaller mouthed vases.

There are apparently also corks for this kind of project but it would have meant the cord running into the vase and out of the bottom of the vase through a hole…..

Not what I wanted.

You honestly do not see the cord at all.

I didn’t use my bamboo “tablecloth” shade that was on my other lamp.

I bought this “linen” look one from Home Goods and I think it gives me the look I want.

I may cover it with the “tablecloth” to match my other lamp.

I have several different lamp looks going on and it’s getting on my nerves.

Can you imagine something getting on my nerves?

I’m sure my hubby and children can’t.

My curtains are getting on my nerves….just so you know.

They have been with me over 11 years….it may be time for them to go.

The lamp is not on my nerves.

Love it!

Good Will score!

Lamp success!

I was imagining how many lamps you could make like this…..

I think I might have to come up with another one.

What do you think?

Could you do this with a glass vase?

Any kind of vase?

Let me know your thoughts!



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  1. What an AWESOME looking lamp!! This is gorgeous!! You are so creative! Great job!

  2. It turned out beautiful!!!  It was so meant to be a lamp, unless of course it is a rare vase that is worth millions. 🙂  Great job!!!

  3. Wow — this is awesome! You did a great job


  4. Coastal Charm says:

    My goodness…that is one good looking THRIFTY lamp!!!! Thanks for sharing it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party:)


  5. I have an old glass butter churn..that no longer has it’s intended “guts”.  I bet it would make an awesome lamp…Thankyou so very much for the “how to make it happen”

  6. It turned out beautiful!! I love the way you did it, running the wire down the back…..very clever!!!
    If you ever get sick of it, can I have it?;)

  7. Love it!  Looks like you got it from PB…no lie!  You are so good at finding awesome stuff!  And so creative in fixing them up to fit your need!

  8. It definitely made a wonderful lamp.  I love the color of the glass.

  9. Love it!  It makes a much nicer lamp, although it was pretty as a vase.

  10. Dear Me,

    I love it! You are so clever to have come up with a solution that wouldn’t mar the integrity of the glass. Looks wonderful on your table.


  11. Ya done good, kid!  The lamp is beautiful (with its current shade) and you are right.  Can’t see the cord except in the shot you’re showing it and the glue gun.  Can I be as talented as you some day? LOL
    P.S.  I’m a long time email subscriber.  I have a new blog (I’m still learning the ropes) and had no idea how hard it would be for me, but I’d love it if you stop by:  Like I said don’t know what I’m doing with that name 🙂

  12. the name of your blog literally made me laugh out loud. I think you covered every search word possible! Too funny! Getting ready to stop by! love, me

  13. That is just so gorgeous Rebecca!! Perfect solution for the cord dilemma and I think it looks fantastic!

  14. Thanks! I find myself checking out your blog to see what is going on in between my emails! So full of ideas! Thanks for stopping by! Love, Me

  15. Dear Charlotte, You are so sweet as always! Charlotte, I LOVE my table!  Thank you for mentioning it ; ) Love, Me

  16. One of these days….it will probably be a vase again! Love, Me

  17. Thank you! How I love todays post on your blog! Such a neat idea! I am a mirror re-user and never thought to monogram for baby gifts! Your new follower! Love, Me

  18.  You are too! Glad you like it though! Love, Me

  19. Yes Kate, you may….don’t know if I will get tired of it though ; ). I do think the cord may need a little more “permanent” solution or I need to use more hot glue. It does peel up easy. So just be aware! ; ) Love, Me

  20. LOVE that idea! Would love to see it happen! Love, Me

  21. Thank you for always hosting such a wonderful party! Love, Me

  22. Thank you Jenny!  Your home made oreo’s from your post today are calling out to me to make them! Thank you for stopping by! Love, Me

  23. Michelle, thank you for stopping by and how cool would that be if it was a rare vase! ; ) I do believe it may not be but it sure makes a great lamp! Love, Me

  24. You are so sweet! I love when you stop by!  Love, Me

  25. Looks like you bought it! Great Job!

  26. The lamp turned out gorgeous! Love the color of the glass too!

  27. The lamp turned out gorgeous! Love the color of the glass too!

  28. wow, its great i love it, i found this via funky junk. xxx

  29. Wow! It’s gorgeous! Great job!

  30. sheesh…your goodwill store is waaaay fancier than mine.  but, you rocked this vase turned lamp and i probably would’ve walked right past it so things worked out just dandy.

    job well done!  (visiting from hope studios!)

  31. Carolyn Garris says:

    Wow – you did a great job. Definitely a goodwill score.

    I would love for you to add this to my Inspiration Board {link
    party}. I know my readers would really be inspired. Hope to see you there.

    carolyn – homework

  32. Just Jaime says:

    Great score! I love it!

  33. Shannon at madiganmade says:

    Beautiful job! What a great find!

  34. Michelle Adams says:

    Nicely done!!!!

  35. I really liked how you glued the cord to the base to make it “disappear.” Really cool lamp!

  36. Jaime Klebig says:

    Oh my goodness this is AMAZING!  I LOVE this lamp!  It looks like something I would spend a LOT of money for!  Thank you so much for sharing how to do this!  I would LOVE if you would link this up over at my party going on right now!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  37. I LOVE your new lamp! It really was meant to be a lamp! Great Job 😉

  38. the cape on the corner says:

    that looks fabulous!  what a great find, and great idea to make it into a lamp.  it’s even better this way than just being a pretty nonfunctional piece.

  39. Leslie Duran says:

    I love the shape, it makes a lovely lamp – I can’t imagine it not being a lamp!

  40. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here Ca says:

    Wow, the lamp is beautiful and I Love the color of the glass.  It looks like something from a very expensive shop. Thanks for linking to the Open House party this week.

  41. You did such a beautiful job! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.


  42. Um…wow…this belongs in a Pottery Barn Catalog…the lamp is awesome! Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin’ link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there…

    Remember…YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  43. Awesome lamp…beautiful color.

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