Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Beach Bucket Lamp

Weeks ago, I had mentioned wanting to put a lamp in the second bedroom that was inexpensive, yet beachy and different from some of the ones I have seen. A fairly tall order. Well, I was able to put together the lamp to the right for $15-- it was extremely easy to do and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

I took a beach bucket (or pail...whatever floats your boat), a plain lamp that was on sale at the hardware store for about $10, and a variety of different beach rocks, sand dollars, and beach glass. How easy was it? I just stuck the lamp in said bucket, filled with cool rocks and things (mostly found on the beach itself, and looped the cord back behind the bucket's handle. Totally simple.

You can see in the picture to the left, it adds a little something to the second bedroom's lobster theme...the real Rock Lobster! Ha! I suppose if you prefer you could use a lamp kit (you can get them at the store for around the same price as the on-sale and put-together model that I selected) and make it more permanent by adding plaster inside the base. I chose not to do that though....I like to move stuff around, and who knows what this little bucket has in store for the future!


  1. Do you have a larger picture of the bucket lamp? I'd love to feature it on Completely Coastal. You could send it to

    Maya @ Completely Coastal

  2. Done! Thanks Maya, hope you are having a fantastic summer!

  3. Very cool lamp! I just saw it on Maya's blog! Love it!

  4. neat idea.. I just came over from Maya's..
    would love seeing larger photos of your Blue Gull Cottage interior and exterior..
    Warm sandy hugs..