Summer in the city is upon us, making me covet days at the beach like it’s my job to do so. I love creating little escapes in my urban apartment and my bathroom is where I pretend I am sitting on a beach, grabbing a respite from the city heat. In today’s video, I take an old lamp and give it a nautical revamp! Check out the complete photo tutorial (and PDF) at Make: Projects.
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In addition to giving an old lamp a fresh, new look, I added a few other seaside elements to the space to really create an atmosphere.
My favorites are this sea urchin, my reupholstered chair, and this belt I made using a Double Carrick Bend knot.
Which of these three projects would you like to see how to do? Let me know in a comment below!


Meg Allan Cole

Meg Allan Cole

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  • Laura Cochrane

    I want to see how to make the sea urchin!

  • dylinn

    Sea urchin please! :)

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  • aw1213

    Yes! My summer will be complete if you show me how you made that awesome sea urchin.

  • sedika

    Im not Megan but Taking a closer look. I can see that the its made from bamboo skwers and a foam ball. Does that help.

  • Hillery Anne

    Meg as always a great video with a great how to and full of inspiration. Also loved the background track, that was fun. (:
    P.S. I’d love to see how you made that boat rockin’ belt.

  • Hillery Anne

    Meg as always, what a great video with some great how to’s and inspiration. I even loved the background track. That was fun.
    P.S. I’d love to see how you made that boat rockin’ belt.

  • sussieg

    its beautiful!

  • V

    I’d love to see how to make that belt. Adorable accessory that gets the nautical feel across subtly!
    I’d also love to know where you got that swimsuit! Been looking for one like that!!

  • Marie Cheek

    Love the idea of wrapping an old outdated lamp in rope. It has a great look to it.

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