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How to Make a Driftwood Lamp

Most of you know that I am also a Home Stager, well I was shopping for a home and I needed a lamp shade but couldn’t find the right one in the budget. So I actually found this lamp on clearance for a great price. It had the shade I needed but the lamp was dreadful.


Well, I bought it just for the shade and I figured I would just sell the lamp base on one of those Facebook Yard Sale Sites.

I tried FOREVER to sell it but had no takers. I was sitting in my office one evening, the lamp was on the floor and it hit me.

I immediately started taking the whole thing apart. So I was left with this.

lamp taken apart

I grabbed some, yes I said “some” of my driftwood. Please don’t judge me over my driftwood obsession.


I also grabbed my drill and started drilling.


I had to be a little careful while drilling since it is a dead wood, some pieces tend to be very brittle. So I lost a few along the way.


I stacked the wood over the lamp post, reassembled the electric, grabbed a shade from my staging inventory that I wasn’t using and voila!

driftwood lamp on

I’m obsessed. It fits perfectly into our sunroom that is still being updated!

What do you think?

driftwood lampnohead


Want to know what I did with the glass piece of the other lamp? Find it here.

Dorlis L Grote

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Love the look, but living in the woods, all I can think of is "wouldn't the spiders love this!" They would have webs from each piece and the moment I remove them, will start all over again. It is bad enough with a rock fireplace, they love it and then make webs from it to the ceiling fan.


Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Brilliant how to guide! Simply explained and the results are great. I will pointing all my lovely driftwood customers towards this page for inspiration. Thank you


Saturday 19th of September 2015

Absolutely lovely, will have to try it

Theresa Townsend

Friday 11th of September 2015

love your lamp you are very gifted thanks for sharing :)


Thursday 10th of September 2015

Tara this is awesome! I would have never thought of doing that! I love how it turned out!


Friday 11th of September 2015

Thanks Ruthie!

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