4/05/2011

Diamonds In The Rough~Teapot to Lamp!

Here is another project finished with my Diamonds In The Rough! garage sale finds.

 Remember these garage sale finds from last Friday?
See the teapot off to the right in the above picture? It was only $1. The knob on the lid was broken off and missing.  I thought it was a pretty piece because of the shape and the roses. I love roses, don't you? So I was thinking at the time I saw this teapot, "hmmmm, it would make a pretty lamp base and be a fun project for me". Did I need another lamp? No, but I saw it in my head and couldn't resist!
Yesterday, I purchased a diamond drill bit at a local hardware store. It really is worth the money because it drills nice holes in ceramic and pottery with relative ease.
This is what the diamond drill bit looks like and it comes in various sizes, and I bought the one that would make a large enough hole for a lamp rod to pass through. I also had a black piece of round wood with tiny feet, (picked up at some garage sale knowing that it would be a good lift for some future project). That small 'lift' was just enough for the electrical cord to pass under so I didn't have to drill the side of the teapot for the cord. I just drilled the lid and the bottom of the teapot. Since I am always making something and taking apart other things, I have a bin of old lamp parts. I used some of these to complete this lamp and don't you think the pineapple piece is just right for the top of the teapot?  The hardest part was shopping around town for the perfect shade. I finally settled on Hobby Lobby for what I think is the perfect shade for the look I was going for. 

This was a really fun and amazingly easy project. I carried this teapot around town to find a shade and I had many offers to buy the teapot lamp from me. As usual, I will enjoy it for a while then probably sell it and move on to something else. That seems to be my MO.



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29 comments:

  1. That is so pretty, Terry! I could just see that on a lovely table all laid out and ready for a tea!

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  2. That is so cute. You are so very creative and handy with the drill!!! ~~Sherry~~

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  3. That turned out to be an adorable lamp. You sure have a knack at seeing something and seeing the potential in it. Very cute!

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  4. You have some talent, lady! I think it's adorable!

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  5. You are one clever lady! Love it!

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  6. Seriously adorable! You're right about the pineapple adding to the cute factor--and the black wooden base works perfectly with your teapot.

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  7. O wow i can't believe you made that into a lamp its totally gorgeous and i mean gorgeous you really blow me away with your talent. It all works so well together i would be to afraid to use a drill. Im jealous its adorable. dee x

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  8. Awesome........
    I like the creativity of teapot lamp.....The innovative creation is made by you.
    Really appreciable......

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  9. Hello! I discovered your blog from Savvy Southern Style. Your teapot inspired lamp shade is a very unique and creative piece. I never saw anything like that before. You are so talented! I'm enjoying browsing at your blog and I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs.

    I wish you more happiness!

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  10. That turned out so pretty !! I love it !
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  11. Wow that is sooo cute. You are a very talented lady. When you are tired of this sweet little lamp send it on over my way. I love teapots!

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  12. That is so pretty. I always wondered how people drilled into china without cracking it and now I know!

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  13. Very creative! I love the treasures you found..all the vintage photo's are lovely! Your teapot lampshade is a great idea! Inspirational. yvette@twistedvines

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  14. I'm in awe!! i wish i got the tool to do it! love it so much!! i just love the teapot lamp! you're so creative!!

    Tea Diary

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  15. Terry,
    What a great project and everything that you picked for this lamp is perfect!! I can understand why you had many offers to buy it!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  16. It turned out great! I've always been afraid to try something like this because I've always been sure I'd break the china with the drill. But you've inspired me to be brave!

    It's a beautiful lamp. :)

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  17. I love it, so beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  18. hiya . that is soooo cute love the pineapple addition and look what you have done !!! now i need one , your new follower ,
    tfs
    xmaggiex

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  19. WOW! That is SO cute! The teapot does make a perfect lamp! It sort of reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Not sure why...I just love it! Great job.

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  20. Terry, I have a teapot collection that I was thinking of getting rid of. After seeing your beautiful lamp, I may be creating lamps out of them! Your teapot lamp is lovely. Keep creating! Love and blessings,

    Debbie

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  21. I like the creativity of teapot lamp..You have talent.. Update me with all your creative works..

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