Home DIY

Make a Floor Lamp from Salad Bowl

Chic furnishings that not everyone has in the apartment make a home look more elegant. You don’t have to save yourself the cost of a limited piece from the well-known designer, but can build an extraordinary object like this lamp yourself.

The special feature: the lampshade is made of metal, the base of solid wood – a mix of materials that combines natural beauty with modern design and lets the living room shine in the most beautiful light. It becomes an upcycling project when you can use your old salad bowl and a piece of scrap wood, for example.

Material and tool list:

  • Cordless drill
  • Cordless multi-sander (for extracting the sanding dust, if necessary cordless handheld vacuum cleaner including hose attachment)
  • Glaze brush
  • Metal drill bits: 4, 6, 8 mm diameter
  • Wood drill: 5 mm diameter
  • 2 threaded screws (4 × 100 mm) with nuts
  • Wood screw 5 × 60 mm
  • If necessary nail for marking
  • Wooden base: 150 × 150 × 530 mm
  • Large metal bowl
  • Black textile cable with plug and possibly switch, at least 2 m long
  • Lamp socket, bridge with two holes
  • Paint spray in gold and black with a gloss effect
  • LED filament light bulb
  • Wood glaze
  • Backing
  • Newspaper for underlay

Drill holes for cable, socket and assembly