KING’S NURSERY | DIY LOG LAMP0
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I shared King’s nursery a little while ago (if you missed it you can see it here). There was this amazing lamp in there that I have had a lot of questions on. Zach actually made it. I know could you die. Amazing right? He said it wasn’t too hard at all so I thought I would share a tutorial with you!
We love to be able to re-use and recycle things in our home. We found this log at Zach’s parents house and instantly knew that we wanted to make something amazing out of it. King’s room needed a lamp and we knew that was the perfect thing to make! I love the way it really pulled the theme of his nursery together in his room.
Lamp Kit (You can buy a lamp kit at any hardware store, ours uses batteries!)
First, find your favorite old log. You will want it to be the size of the base of the lamp. Next, you are going to let it dry for a few days/weeks. This will make the process of sanding it easier. After it is dry, then you will start with a 50 grit sandpaper to break through the bark. After the bark is all off, you will use a 220 grit sandpaper to smooth everything out. Next, drill your hole for the lamp kit. The cord goes all the way through the log to be plugged in to the battery pack. Put the lamp kit together on the top of the log and screw in your lightbulb and place your lamp shade if you choose to have one. Place in the room you are wanting it in and enjoy!
We love that it is something that is made out of a piece that is reused and recycled for a new cause. It is so fun to be creative with used items and to see the potential that they each have. We also love to use Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries in our home. They are made out of recycled materials. Amazing right? They are the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries. They also are Energizer® longest lasting batteries. Who doesn’t want long lasting batteries when they feel like they are replacing baby toy batteries every other day (okay, not really, but it sure feels like it). They are brand new and we must say that we are in love with them.