I've got an easy DIY project for you that can be completed in under an hour for less than $15! This project is perfect if you're looking to create a cozy corner in your home or need to add extra lighting to a room, but don't have a lot of cash to spare.
All you need is:
I chose to spray paint my clamp light oil rubbed bronze to match my home decor. If you like the industrial look, I think leaving the light untouched would look just as great. That would cut this project down to under five minutes!
The first thing I did was disassemble the clamp light so I could spray paint certain portions of it. I didn't want any of the electrical pieces getting goo'd up with spray paint...
I painted the inside/outside of the "lamp shade" portion of the light, as well as the silver portions of the clamp. I applied two healthy layers of paint to both items, allowing for dry time in between.
Once the pieces dried, I reassembled the clamp light and inserted the light bulb. All that was left to do from there was to clamp the light to the top of the driftwood and prop it into my chosen corner. See below for a few different angles of the finished lamp, including an evening view to show the amount of light it gives off. If you're looking for a brighter lamp, I'd recommend a higher watt bulb. The one I used was 60 watt.
As you can see, the vintage bulb puts off a lovely warm glow in the far corner of our living room. This lamp is a piece I didn't know was missing until I created it.
Happy DIY'ing my friends!