I love this metal urn I got on sale. The beautiful patterns and classic shape kept whispering “Please help, I want to be a magical urn lamp and make your dreams come true”. Can you hear it too?
Well I’ve never been able to resist a whispering urn 😉 so here’s how we turned it into a magical Moroccan styled urn lamp.
What we used to make our magical urn lamp:
- Metal Urn
- In-Line cord switch
- Light fitting
- Electrical cable
- Some washers
- Silver spray paint (optional)
How to Put it All Together
Our light fitting was a coppery color and looked a bit odd against the silver urn. That’s easy to fix though, just stuff some newspaper inside to protect the working bits and give it a coat of spray paint. We measured the bottom of the light fitting (where the wires come out) and drilled a hole in the bottom of the urn. We had to use a file to cut a small bit away from the base so the wiring so that the light wouldn’t wobble once we’d connected everything up.
The neck of the urn was quite narrow and hubby’s hands were way to big to get in there. He had to give me a quick “How to connect a light fitting for Dummies” and I was ready for action 😎 Once the fitting was in we connected an in-line cord switch, a plug and a low wattage light bulb. If the bulb is too bright the patterns become fuzzy. P.S.If you’re unsure about working with electricity, be safe and call a licensed electrician.
As easy as pie and the magical, mystical urn, errhmmm I mean lamp looks so stunning in our little round house down by the sea.
We placed our bottled first aid kit on the one side and added a little JOY on the other side of the urn. Now we can summon the magic with a flick of a switch. Isn’t it just beautiful the way the light splashes and dances across the walls?
I love how the light transforms a room. It makes me think of beautiful exotic places where magic happens.
Let me know what you think and if you love the look, don’t forget to share it with your friends and/or save it to Pinterest.
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