Hey friends! Today I’m going to show you how I created an Industrial Cloche Lamp the easiest way possible. These lamps I’ve seen all over– and for good reason! They are so versatile and add just the right amount of function and industrial flair. I’ve actually been working on my master bedroom a little– making a few more changes and one of them was switching out the aqua mason jar sconce lights I made. I’m trying this little lamps out for a while and so far I love them!
I reused a cloche I got at the thrift store from one of those dome clocks (you know the ones… with the shiny brass clock and a little pendulum swinging..). I see these clocks all the time at thrift stores and if they are reasonably priced, I buy them JUST for the glass cloche that surround it. You can also find cloches at craft stores (which can be a great deal especially if you have a coupon).
I’ll share more of this room next week when I share a desk I built in the other corner, but I’m loving how much more neutral this feels.
I also painted the drawers to the night stand. I tried convincing myself for a long time that it was better to leave them… but right next to this headboard it took away from the attention the headboard was needing. As soon as I painted it, it just made more sense. I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Ironstone (and gave the rest of the thing a fresh coat also), then sealed it all with 2 coats of GF High Performance Top Coat.
The base of the lamp was just a wooden round I had from a different cloche I bought, but I’ve seen them at the craft store also. Just stain it to match your preference!
It is SO nice to change things up in every room I feel. Even if it is little changes– it makes you appreciate the room so much more and, at least for me, it motivates you to keep the room from becoming cluttered or a dumping ground because you want to keep it looking nice and refreshed.
See those pillows on the bed? I sewed those last spring for my front room green couch from fabric at Joann. I was just browsing Birch Lane and they have the EXACT SAME PILLOWS for sale there! I did a major fist pump haha!
I put an Edison filament bulb in it because I felt it added to the look, but I’ve recently seen LED Edison filament-style bulbs that give off better light and use less electricity and become less hot when on for a long time. I’ve definitely going to be looking into them!
So that’s it! What do you think? I love how simple they were to make… are you ready for the tutorial?
To see the full tutorial go HERE.
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This is SO cool! Read the tutorial and I can’t wait to try this one! I’ll be in search of the perfect tall cloche…I’ve been thrifting for years and they’re not easy to find.
Thanks for sharing this!
I can’t find the right lamp cord. The kits come with a regular one without a switch so I have to take the glass off the cloche every time I want to turn it on. Where did you find it?
You can buy a small switch and install it on a lower part of the cord– the instructions come with the switch, but basically you cut the hot wire and position it inside the switch and the neutral wire runs alongside it in the divider in the switch. it’s super simple to install if you can’t find a kit that has a switch on the cord.