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Ok, I know I took way too many photos, but this lamp has been a labor of love. Come along on the journey, and hopefully it will make creating your own a bit easier! After I saw this photo, I knew I wanted to make a DIY version, and figured it would be super simple to recreate with copper pipe…and I was almost right. I got all the copper pieces cut at the hardware store, and the copper elbows and caps were no problem, but that center cross piece in the middle was NOWHERE to be found, and so began the mad search. I scoured the internet, and was not willing to buy in bulk from China, so tried a bunch of cross fittings in different materials off Amazon, and after too many tries, still nothing fit. Next, I called around to all the plumbing stores, and after my 3rd call I found a store that sold one…for $20…errr…more than I was planning, but I was too far invested to say no at this point. With the stand pieces set, I was off to find the perfect shade, which I am sure could easily be purchase at the hardware store, but I had it in my mind that I wanted a vintage one. Great news, I scored the perfect pendant while antiquing that was already wired, woot!, (it would have been even better if I had not already bought a lamp kit online). After spray painting the shade copper, the assembly took a matter of minutes! Minus all my trial and error expenses the lamp only cost around $65 (way cheaper if you can find that cross fitting for less). I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! And full disclosure, I still have to add the plug to the end, but I was too excited about it to hold off on posting, plus I might need some adult supervision. Step and supplies after the break…  (more…)


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INSPIRATION | Copper Lamps

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First, thank you for all the succulent ideas, I am doing a bunch of research on plant walls, so stay tuned! Next up, the copper obsession continues, and the lated project on my mind is a copper floor lamp. I have been waiting for all the pieces in the mail, and I think I have everything to make it happen, woot! The plan is to assemble it tomorrow, and I hope it’s as simple as I think…Check back to see if it turns out. In the meantime, I rounded up some copper inspiration. I may just have to make a table lamp to match!

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That day I got 80+ Succulents in the mail…

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Earlier this week a mystery box arrived at my door, and inside was 80+ succulents…OMG! I was geeking out as I kept pulling more and more out of the box, it was insane, I was equal parts overwhelmed with happiness and fear to keep all these guys alive (now I know how the Octomom feels). I racked my brain to think who could have done this, then I remembered I shot my friend Nancy’s engagement photos a couple weeks ago, and she’s just insane enough to do something like this, haha (looooove you Nance, thanks!). Now the question is WHAT do I do with all these??? There has got to be some great DIY ideas…Giant terrarium? 80 pineapple planters? Give up I SPY DIY to take care of them all full time? Let me know what your ideas in the comments!  (more…)


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