{Night Owl} a d.i.y

 

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This is our little owl.

We found him in a thrift shop for a whopping $4!

He’s super cute and will be oh so charming in the adventure nursery that is being added into Beth’s home. That is right, we’re adding a nursery for a new little man!

With that great news, (and this adorable little owl) we thought we would take a moment and go through how we turned him into a great little lamp.

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First we had to drill a hole in the top of his head, and one at the bottom. Make sure you get a proper drill bit for glass, or ceramic so you don’t shatter it.

Tip: Use LOTS of water to keep the drill bit and glass piece wet!

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Next weave the cord through the sculpture, (this can be tricky) needle nose pliers are your friend here!

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After you get the cord sorted out, follow the instructions on a lamp kit! (Follow EXACTLY) Connecting the proper cord to the proper screw will prevent shocks, and we definitely want to prevent that.

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Voila! A fully wired lamp out of a thrift store find! Total cost: 26$ ($16 for the lamp kit, $6 for the shade and $4 for the owl) Toss the shade on it, and you have this gorgeous thing…

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Now go try it! Be inspired, find great things, make great things and just go on being your edgy selves!

Until next time,

-Beth

Graphics and Architectural Imagery (and general crafty mama)

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