Nautical Lamp Re-Vamp

Craft & Design

Meg Allan Cole shows you how to restyle an old lamp with a little nautical flair. Paint the shade with stripes and wrap the base with boat rope in the latest beachy installment of the CRAFT Video. There’s even a full step-by-step over on Make: Projects.

8 thoughts on “Nautical Lamp Re-Vamp

  1. Anonymous says:

    Rope is flammable. Not sure how good of an idea it is to wrap it around a lamp like this.

    1. Nautical Lamp Re-Vamp Becky Stern says:

       The rope doesn’t come anywhere near the bulb or bulb wiring, it’s just wrapped around the ceramic base of the lamp.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Hi, I was thinking about the cord (see about 1:53).  I don’t mean to say that this will immediately burst into flames – It just doesn’t seem like a very good idea to me.  Lamp cords have been known to over heat and melt down.

  2. Mark Demers says:

    Nice project. Though I almost jumped out of my seat when she reached out and turned off her AC powered white noise maker while still in the tub!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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