“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Corky Cooler Lamp

I had this idea for a long time, I'm sure I saw something like it years ago, it took me awhile to find the right thermal jug, like a one we had when I was a kid but i think ours was turquoise top. Well anyway, I think I found it 2 years ago, then I found a lampshade added cork pieces from a coaster around the edge. Then I decided to paint the burlap top, the first time I did not like it so it sat in the basement for another year. I bought new paint last week and repainted the shade. I t would look nice in a screened in porch or maybe someones tree house!! Well for now, It will just sit around looking pretty and maybe sometime will take it to our camper.

What is nice about this jug was the metal top that could be drilled into and the lamp kit fastened to it. And maybe some day it can be just a jug again and something can cover up the hole.

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  1. Okay - that is just WAY WAY WAY cool!!! Love it!!!

    ;-) robelyn

  2. The burlap shade is a stroke of genius for this lamp! LOVE IT!!!

  3. What a neat project to bring to my prior lives party...I love the colors and burlap shade with the little cork trim. Hey, when I went to your party post it sent me somewhere way different. Lezlee

  4. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower...(I'm following yours now too!). What a great lamp - it's very COOL! And, I love your Dr. Seuss quote...it's so true!



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