Anyone who knows me has probably noticed my obsession for driftwood seems to be never ending at the moment!
Inspired by some gorgeous lamps I had kept noticing on the net, my weekend project was to create some bedside lamps with organic shaped driftwood bases.
I have a close friend who recently complained about TV-DIY-hosts chiming “It’s soooo easy!”. And I hate to say it, but in this case it was…
1. Started with a standard wood lamp base (already wired!). These ones from target for around $16 each.
2. Sanded back the deep lacquer to reveal a beautiful unvanished surface (almost like driftwood itself – tempted to leave them exposed like this at this point!)
3. Simply hot glued driftwood lengths onto existing base. For a clean finish jigsaw the bottom edges, or leave as nature intended for a raw finish.
Finally, I wrapped a piece of string (another current obsession) around the twigs as if they had been freshly gathered from the beach.
Topped off with textured lamp shade from K-mart for around $16 each.
I love that the finished look is raw chic rather than overtly ‘beachy’. V. Happy!