Countrified Holiday Lamp | Hometalk and Lamps Plus 2013 Holiday Challenge

I’ll be home for Christmas…
You can count on me
Please have snow & mistletoe
And presents on the tree
I have been singing one of my favorite Christmas songs all week.  
And even just typing those wonderful words, I can hear Bing Crosby’s voice.
Before you think I have skipped over everything fantastic about Fall, I haven’t.
But I was invited by Hometalk and Lamps Plus to get my Holiday ideas flowing
and create my version of The Holidays with one of these gorgeous lamps.
Fillable Clear Glass Ovo Table Lamp
If you are not familiar with Hometalk, you are going to want to create a profile and see 
what you have been missing.  It is everything and anything home related.  A feast for the
eyes and a wonderful way to ask your home decor, DIY, home improvement (and more)
questions. And get great feedback from those in the know.
And Lamps Plus, well they have taken gorgeous lighting and made it attainable.  Not to
mention selection.  They even have one style of lamp that comes in over 100 different 
colors.  Love it! 
So thank you to Hometalk & Lamps Plus for teaming up and creating this awesome 
challenge.  Here is what I did with my Fillable Ovo Clear Glass Table Lamp

I love to mix materials and styles.  I wanted to add a contrified touch, but still keep the 
lamp’s elegant style intact.  I began by gathering up some pine cones and lightly spray painting 
them with some matte white spray paint.  After they were dry I filled the base of the lamp with
my white pine cones and a mix of sparkly and shiny ornaments. 

The lamp base is easy to loosen by using the wing-nut you see in the picture above.
Once I was done I tightened the base down and used some chicken wire to wrap around
the white lamp shade.  Since it comes on a roll it was easy to pull it around the shade, and 
use a pair of wire snips to trim it down and fold the edges under the lip of the lamp shade 
so it was secure.

Then I spent the afternoon happily snapping pictures and telling the kids that Christmas is 
still a ways away.  But a girl has to plan.  And have time to dream of just how she is going
to put it all together to make friends and family feel welcome at the Holidays.  And how she
can be creative without breaking the bank never hurts either.
And some time to fluff our nests and sing a little too.
Thank you so much for sharing my Countrified Holiday Lamp project with me today…
Christmas Eve will find you, 
Where the love light gleams… 

I’ll be home for Christmas,
If only in my dreams.

**Lamps Plus supplied the lamp for this project, however all opinions are 100% my own**

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  1. What a beautiful lamp! Just stopping by to welcome you from to the Social Fabric Community!

  2. That was a cool idea to use chicken wire on the shade. I like what you did with the lamp and the entire vignette.

  3. This is pretty darn cool, I love how you can change the insides for different seasons. ~ Lisa

  4. Oh, Tanya that is AWESOME – I absolutely love where your incredibly creative juices went to create this masterpiece!

    LOL and, um, thanks, I'll be humming Christmas tunes now all this Labor Day holiday weekend, haha. : – )


  5. Oh I love this makeover! The chicken wire on the shade is genius & looks great.

  6. You did a great job with this, Tanya. I love that chicken wire on the shae. 🙂

  7. I love the chicken wire on the lamp shade! There are all kinds of things you could stick in that lamp for the different seasons. Love it! Hope you are doing well!

    Sadie @ Company of 7 Designs

  8. What a beautiful lamp!!!
    LOVE the chicken wire – perfect touch!

  9. What a great idea! The lamp looks beautiful! And there are so many different things you could fill it with for different seasons or holidays! Very cute!

  10. Fabulous Tanya! The chicken wire was the perfect touch.

  11. Looks beautiful! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers.

  12. This is a beautiful lamp! I am so glad that I visited your post, you have inspired me to try something new!

  13. Looks gorgeous Tanya. LOVE the chicken wire on the shade!

  14. Oh wow – I love the chicken wire! Never would have thought of that!

  15. Beautiful lamp, Tanya! Lovely decoration! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  16. Love the chicken wire on the shade, that is brilliant.

  17. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly @MinettesMaze

  18. Creative, beautiful lamp! I love the shade too! What a cool detail!
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

  19. I ♥ the lamp! It's never too early for Christmas! Featuring your awesomeness tomorrow. Thanks for linking up. xoxo

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