Who, who.

Yesterday I posted about this very cool owl lamp from West Elm (price $99.00) here.

I posed the idea of taking this owl I found at Goodwill for $3.99…

…which I sprayed white then wondered if I could make it in to a lamp.


One of my readers, Ashley, emailed me this fantastic Etsy find (price $45.00). Couldn’t believe it…same exact owl as mine. Just needs a coat of white paint.

Great find Ashley!

Comments

  1. Do it! Make it into a lamp! I think it will be awesome!

  2. Omg that’s amazing! You have to try it!!!

  3. Omg that’s amazing! You have to try it!!!

  4. Omg that’s amazing! You have to try it!!!

  5. Omg that’s amazing! You have to try it!!!

  6. Omg that’s amazing! You have to try it!!!

  7. So you know, I checked out the Owl Lamp at West Elm a few weeks ago — it’s really poorly made. I’d definitely say you are better off getting it elsewhere and painting it. I think WE was just trying to hop on board with the trend, and they rushed the product as a result.

  8. It’s very easy to make a lamp out of anything. You can buy the lamp kits at Lowes. Just use a bit made for ceramic in your drill. Drill a hole in the top, and at the bottom (for the cord), string cord thru the hole from the bottom to the top, and then attach to the electrical components in the base of the lamp kit (super easy, one wire to one side, the other wire to the other). And then screw it all together. Easy peasy and you’ve got a lamp for less than $20!

  9. I love your white owl. Isn’t it amazing what some white paint can do ?

  10. what a great find ashley! although i do love your current set up though.

  11. Looks awesome!

  12. You know you can make anything into a lamp. All you need is some basic wiring skills and a few basic supplies.

  13. Oh, I love owls!!

  14. I agreee with Tonia…it’s an easy project. That’s one project on my DIY list I’m going to do.

  15. Do it, do it, do it! I love the idea and can’t wait to see it!

    Megan

  16. i just emailed you abou another little owl lamp i’ve been thinking about for a while now! :)

    love yours as is, or as a lamp.

  17. Do it!! would be awesome

  18. So cute! I hope you do it. I’m going to have to add “make a lamp” to my list of crafty wishes.

    I went on a thriftstore makeover rampage for xmas presents … still haven’t been able to post them all!

    http://www.trimmedandtaylored.blogspot.com

  19. ohhh i’d love to see it turned into a lamp. i also love the idea of having white ceramic pieces that have tons of character but all are a flat white color. decisions, decisions….

  20. ohhh i’d love to see it turned into a lamp. i also love the idea of having white ceramic pieces that have tons of character but all are a flat white color. decisions, decisions….

  21. ohhh i’d love to see it turned into a lamp. i also love the idea of having white ceramic pieces that have tons of character but all are a flat white color. decisions, decisions….

  22. ohhh i’d love to see it turned into a lamp. i also love the idea of having white ceramic pieces that have tons of character but all are a flat white color. decisions, decisions….

  23. ohhh i’d love to see it turned into a lamp. i also love the idea of having white ceramic pieces that have tons of character but all are a flat white color. decisions, decisions….

  24. yes, it can absolutely be done! just be careful with the drillbit you use to make the hole. i just made a lamp for class a few weeks ago and it was relatively easy. do it, do it, do it! :)

  25. Go for it! Just be sure to buy a ceramic drill bit (like $9-15 at Home Depot). I suggest you may be able getting away using an existing lamp from Goodwill to put your creation together. Good luck!

  26. You can do it and come out waaaay cheaper!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  27. you are so talented chick–love it!

  28. You can do amazing things with a can of spray paint! And it isn’t too hard to wire your own lamp.

    What is it about owls that’s so appealing? :-)

  29. I’m a little obsessed with owls myself! It would look great as a lamp. Any particular white spray paint you favor over another?

  30. Love the owl idea! Now I am on a mission to find one for our home. Thanks again for helping me see potential junk with a fresh set of eyes :)!

  31. i have a twin to your owl in my house! he’s so cute.

  32. I love owls too! Target has a cute white owl lamp here: http://www.target.com/Owl-Lamp/dp/B00333A7MM

    Find all sorts of fun owl things on my blog http://cutehoots.blogspot.com/

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