Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade!

I pulled an old pallet apart...and there were big wood blocks between the layers.

They were junk and were placed in the "burn later" pile.

Last weekend we lit a smore's fire and I found one of the blocks in the burn pile...

Instantly in my head, it became a rustic reclaimed wood lamp...

and I rescued it from smore's fodder!

Step 1: Supplies!

Here's how it came to fruition--you can make one too!

You will need:

4 by 4" wood block
(reclaimed wood like a fence post or pallet block)

drill and 3/8" drill bit

bottle lamp kit &/or pull chain kit

coffee stirrer straws



spray paint (optional)

wax or stain (optional)

2 hours

great idea and and not that hard to do ;) *****
well deserved project..very creative..congrats
damn girl. I was about to avoid this able coz I thought it was a difficult one. but curiousness got me! Nevrr in my mind I thought those could be straws Lol. you deserved this win
I am so glad you were curious enough to check it out! Yes, number one rule with me is it HAS to be simple--or cheap! Thank you! :)
Wow! That's an awesome lamp! I like the symmetrical orb shade that you made using a triangle pattern. You get my vote:)
<p>Clever-est! You rocked this! </p>
<p>Congrats on your win! I'm sure YOU would make great use of your prizes....especially the scroll saw :-)</p>
<p>Thank you and yes--I am stoked about the tools! :)</p>
<p>congratulations to our grand prize winner natalie! such a gorgeous lamp, and the styling is perfect on that blue table!</p>
Thank you! :)
<p>Congratulations Natalie for winning the Lamp Contest! </p>
<p>Thank you! I was vacationing on the beach in Florida when I got the email--highlight of the vacay for sure! :)</p>
<p>I really like how the lamp turned out! looks fantastic! </p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>That is one awesome lamp and great use of Straws :)</p>
<p>Thanks! It was my first time using straws to make geometric forms and I love it...I am going to make Christmas tree ornaments next! If I start now, I should have enough by the time the season rolls by again! haha</p>
<p>Wow, the lampshade looks amazing! I thought it was made out of metal! </p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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