DIY Lamp Knock Off

I have long admired these gorgeous lamps . . . 
I think a pair of them would be stunning on a buffet, console table or even as bedside lamps in a master bedroom.  But at $645.00 each, they are just not in the budget here at the Smith T house. 

So, here's my idea for a knock off of them.  I have not tried this, but the idea is so simple I am confident someone out there in Internet land has thought of this and actually completed the project.  If you are listening, please send me a picture and your thoughts!   

Take a pair of these at $20 each . . . 

Turn them upside down and add this (to what was the bottom but is now the top) using a glue specifically for bonding metal to glass . . .

Or, if you're just not up for a DIY project,  take the vase to a lamp shop, along with a picture of the original and ask them to do it for you. It really is a nominal fee compared to what you would pay for the original. 

Then add a tapered drum shade like this (along with a bulb clip) . . . 

And you've got yourself a very high end lamp for less!  M.


  1. Wow the inventivness, creativity and good taste in blogland never ceases to amaze me!

  2. Amazing! I would never have thought of that!

  3. And that is why everyone should hire you! I adore a great look for less!


Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.