Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My New Rooster Addition

I can’t believe my idea worked!!!!  I made a lamp with the tin rooster I bought.


I purchased a Make-A-Lamp and a Lamp Pipe Kit at Lowes.  


I drilled a hole through the tin rooster for the pipe and then I followed the instructions on the Make-A-Lamp kit.  It was really easy.  The hardest part was drilling through the tin for the pipe. 


I’m not sure about the shade yet.  I bought several different ones and I don’t like the ones I bought.  They were either too big or too small.  The one I have on it now was in my shed.  It was white and I tea dyed it.   I guess it will do for now until I find something that I like better.  What do you think?  Do you like this shade or should I cover it?  



As always, thanks for stopping by. I do appreciate my followers and I always love your comments. 


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  1. I DO like this shade! It has just the right touch of elegance! Love the whole vignette. XO, Pinky

  2. Brava, Gail! Great job! I like the shape of this shade, the color is good, too. Kind of a rustic elegance look between the rooster and the shade. If you did want to cover it with fabric, I'll bet colors/patterns similar to your wall hanging behind the lamp would look great.

  3. I've done this with lots of different items!
    I have one lamp in my kitchen that I made from an old mixer (http://ties2thepast.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-kitchen-lamp-from-old-mixer.html) Such fun & a great way to personalize a lamp for someone!

  4. I like the shade with the beads paired with the rustic rooster, great contrast!
    I'd keep it until after Christmas since you will probably be using Christmas colors, just an idea:)

  5. I love that you did this~! I like the shades but I have always disliked those hanging beads lol.. something about those takes away from the quality of your new lamp. I gotta get to lowes for a couple of those lamp kits. Thats exactly what I need for my own projects..

    again- great job and a Rooster lamp is always a lovely addition.

  6. What a fabulous project!! I LOVE your lamp. Great idea!

  7. Beautiful! How in the world did you think of making a lamp with that rooster?

  8. Brilliant idea! I love it, and I love the lamp shade. Diane

  9. Hello Gail,
    You are the smart one, aren't you! I am so impressed that you made that. I love that shade, I think it's perfect!
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. Hi Gail,
    Love your rooster lamp. Now I know how to make one but I need a drill! LOL!

    A burlap cover on your shade would be cute. I like the one on it too.


  11. Gail ... I love the new lamp. I'm so inspired and impressed! I love the shade, too ... I just might have to find something to drill a hole in now and turn into a lamp ... all because of you! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great job on the lamp...I think my husband believes I'm nuts because I'm always pointing at random stuff and asking if he can make it into lamps for me. I'll have to show him your lamp and show him that it IS possible, and I can do it myself! (although I'm pretty clumsy, so power tools and I can be a bad mix). I'm not great at matching lamps and shades, but my first impressing is that I liked the beaded shade with the rusty-looking hen base...just the mixture of 2 textures/design styles. I also LOVE your scale! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower, I've just become a follower of yours too.

  13. Gail it is sooo dang cute!! I love it and the shade you have on it!

  14. I think it looks great! What a fabulous idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. OMG, great job Gail. I loved it as a rooster, and even better as a lamp. Nice.

  16. I HAD a rooster lamp... my mom liked it and she "stole" it from me ;) lol
    This is pretty dang CUTE. Maybe I can rustle myself up a replacement? Great idea =)

  17. Awesome project Gail, I LOVE it turned into a lamp! Martina

  18. I LOVE it! I have been wanting to try the lamp kit on a vintage teapot or coffee thingy. Still on the hunt for the perfect one.

    I must have missed the rooster chalkboard you made, I would love to see it if you haven't shared it!
    I cheated and bought mine off Etsy LOL

  19. I'm bowing at your feet! This is so adorable! You did a great job and I would never have thought your lamp wasn't bought just as it is! Really cute shade too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. Gail, what a great lamp!! So creative of you! Love the rooster!! You should be proud of your creation!! The shade is cute too! Great job!

  21. Gail! This is an adorable lamp! I can't believe you can make it from a kit. I will be keeping my eyes open for something that would make a fun lamp too!
    Very informative post!

  22. Now this is something to cockle doodle do about!

    Thank you so much for linking this wonderful project up!

  23. Hi Gail! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I LOVE your style and the projects you share are so inspiring! I can't wait to follow you and see what else you come up with :) ! Thank you for stopping by! :)

  24. Your project lamp looks fantastic! The shade works and I love the beads. If you wanted to change the shade burlap would look nice.


  25. I think your rooster lamp and shade are wonderful. I have wanted to tackle a project like that but was afraid it would be difficult. You are my inspiration to try one. Thanks.--------- Shannon

  26. I just love it all. You are so creative.

  27. Love the lamp! I have the rooster decor in my kitchen and love it. Great project!

  28. hi Gail, I love your rooster lamp. I've been wanting to rewire some old lamps and keep putting it off. You've inspired me to get to work on that.

  29. You are amazing girl! I love it, and may have to come steal it. What a cute vignette. I smile everytime I see your roo picture too. You ready for Monday? Another copy cat challenge!

  30. Gail, you did a great job on that lamp. Very cute. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  31. I am absolutely inspired by this and want to follow your example to make a lamp. Love the rooster!

  32. What a great job on the lamp, Gail! What a great idea. Now I want to make a lamp too!

    Thanks for linking your project to Potpourri Friday!


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