DIY Reclaimed Barrel Lamp & Wire Cage Lampshade

DIY Barrel Lamp-The Inspired RoomThis post was created in a partnership with The Home Depot

I made a lamp! I’m no longer a one hit lamp wonder. I found this small fun vintage wine barrel at a flea market for $14. Armed with the challenge to make a lamp inspired by this DIY reclaimed wood lamp, I knew that this wine barrel would be perfect for the job!

DIY Wine Barrel Lamp

Isn’t it charming?

DIY Wine Barrel Lamp - The Inspired Room

Here is a supply list:

Lamp socket and cord (mine is a clear cord).
5 inch harp
Small vintage wine barrel (ours is 9 inches tall)
Wire hanging plant basket (14 inch diameter).
Edison Lightbulb

It was so easy. I just drilled a hole in the top of the barrel and pulled the wires up through the convenient existing hole in the back. Then using the instructions on the lamp socket packaging, my husband wired the lamp socket.

DIY Lamp - The Inspired Room

I’m sure there is a more professional way to secure the socket to the barrel, but because I’m me, I used super glue. So far so good.

DIY Wire Lampshade

For a DIY wire lampshade I found this hanging wire plant basket at The Home Depot. We just took the insert out and chains off and turned it upside down! Easy peasy.

DIY Barrel Lamp - The Inspired Room

I had a little black finial to top it off. To secure the shade a little more, I just wrapped some wire around the cage and harp.

DIY Barrel Lamp

DIY Cage Lampshade

As a finishing touch, I added an Edison light bulb which looks pretty cool with the cage shade. The glow from the Edison bulb looks beautiful at night.

I think it turned out so cute, don’t you?

I’ll be bringing the lamp to the Home Depot for the Lamps & Lighting DIY Workshop on July 12 from 10:00-11:30AM at The Home Depot store in Bellevue, WA! If you are Seattle local, you can come see it in person :-).

The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels who want to learn how to take on more home projects. If you want to sign up for a workshop, you can find one near you and sign up via this link to the DIY Workshops registration page. Use the hashtag #DIYWorkshop to follow along on social media!

DIY Lamp

See my DIY Bottle Lamp here!

The location and time of The Home Depot I will be at is below:

The Home Depot Store #4711

325 120th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA 98005

July 12th 10:00-11:30AM

Hope to see some of you there!

The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their DIY Workshops program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

Weekend Ideas {To Make, To Eat, and To Read}

Easy Outdoor Bar DIY

To make:

I love this quick and easy DIY Outdoor Bar from Shabby Creek Cottage!

Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad Recipe

To eat:

Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad with Roasted Asparagus by Pinch of Yum


To read:

1) Check out this Color 101 series on the MyColortopia blog for Glidden! Each contributor is sharing helpful tips and ideas for choosing paint colors in every color family. I wrote my tips on ‘beiges and browns.’ Check it out here!


2) 4 Ways to Get Inspired by the Outdoors


3) Lessons in Hospitality from My Hairstylist

Have a happy weekend!


She Sent Me WHAT?

The Inspired Room - Antique cabinet bedroom display
Recently a few blogging friends were asked to do something a little crazy and different. What if we went to our local Goodwill or a thrift shop and picked up something random of our choice to send to the next blogger on our list? And in turn, we would receive something in the mail? It sounded fun, but it was risky! What if my person sent me something I couldn’t figure out what to do with? Eeek. Nobody’s got time for that. Well, fortunately, my sender had mercy on me and found something that just needed a little TLC. PHEW! Crisis averted.

So what was it?

It was this little lady, rescued from who knows where by Laura of Finding Home.

She sent me WHAT - blogger party
She was a little tired from life’s ups and downs. She lost her sparkle somewhere along the way. But after mulling around various ways to turn this lady’s life around or give her an entirely new look or color, I decided she really didn’t need to be something she wasn’t! She just wanted someone to care about her.

After a little cleaning up, putting on a new shiny white coat and the hope and excitement that comes with a new sense of purpose in life, she is looking like a brand new lady!

Bedroom cabinet display The Inspired Room

She has a new home and is living the high life, wearing some baubles and bringing her graceful femininity to the top of an antique cabinet that my husband uses to store books in our bedroom.

Creative way to organize and display jewerly

Isn’t she lovely? Her sparkle is back.

The Inspired Room - Bedroom

Now, you  might be wondering, what did I send to my friend next on “she sent me WHAT?” list?

Did I go easy on her or was she faced with a creative challenge? 

Go see (I can’t wait to see it myself!) … it’s time to visit Ashley of The Handmade Home to see what she did with the random thing I sent her!

Enjoy the party and be sure to follow the links on each post to see what they all got in the mail and what they did with their treasures!

She sent me WHAT? blogger party

Jennifer Rizzo
Funky Junk Interiors
My Sweet Savannah
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Four Generations One Roof
Home Stories A to Z
Today’s Creative Blog
Jeanne Oliver Designs
French Country Cottage
Finding Home
The Inspired Room
The Handmade Home
Eclectically Vintage
Makely School for Girls
East Coast Creative
Infarrantly Creative
At Home on the Bay
Thistlewood Farms
Serendipity Refined
At the Picket Fence
Not Just a Housewife

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