This lamp revamp is a fusion of two very different inspirations. I’m enamored with nautical rope lamps, such as the monkey fist knot Round Rope Lamp from West Elm. I also love all of the openwork iron sphere lamps and lanterns that are available right now. Restoration Hardware’s Iron Orb Table Lamp is awesome!
I began with this tired thrift store lamp from our family room. It did not match our new leather furniture, so I decided to give it a makeover instead of throwing it out. Starting from the bottom, I hot glued, wrapped some sisal rope, and repeated until I reached the top.
The openwork sphere shade was made from two hanging planters from Walmart. I joined them together using four pieces of the planter chain.
It was necessary to disassemble the wiring to attach the shade to the lamp base. I reused to the harp saddle to hold the shade in place. I hammered the ends back to match the angle of the shade and it fit perfectly!
I rewired the lamp and put in a vintage style Edison lightbulb. Doesn’t it look neat when lit up?
Here it is all aglow!