Gardening has begun and Old Time Pottery has so many gardening products and plants available. So I have been planting away. The porch is brightened up with flowers. All the furniture is refreshed and it is time to sit in the rockers with a glass of sweet tea.
As I sat I thought about all I have seen. Then I thought….
Have you ever brought the outside in?
Not in a typical way. Most of us have used fresh flowers in our home before but have you thought outside the box? I like to use unusual things as a conversation piece in a home. So while I was in the garden center I found these tomato stakes I couldn’t pass up. Mainly because it came with a cool burlap bag.
I found myself thinking of how I can use this inside. I love the Edison bulb lamps that are so popular right now. I decided to created a farmhouse floor lamp. I love the burlap and Edison bulb. I love the whole lamp idea.
I started with Old Time Pottery’s tomato stake package.
I had an old floor lamp that I took apart. I removed the old shade, the regular bulb, and painted the bright brass brown to match the pole..
I found this great wicker basket to insert in the burlap pot.
It is like a bag so it wasn’t that sturdy. The basket helped prop it up.I used the handles from the bag and wrap it around the handles of the basket.
Did I say I love this bag?
The tomatoes logo got me.
I placed the lamp inside the basket. Filled it with shredded green paper.The red metal stake is triangular and I set it over the pole to sit inside basket. The basket could hold magazines too.
Something needed to be clipped to the stake. I made little paper flowers and glued to clothespins and attached to metal. You could add pictures or note to it also.
I cut a small hole in the bottom of the burlap to thread the plug and cord through.
Now the cord can’t be seen.
The Edison bulb makes the lamp current. I love Edison bulbs and the filaments that light up. The colors of the stake with the burlap tomato sack fit this corner perfect.
Just the right light and a little americana feel.
Farmhouse vintage look with a farmhouse tomato stake lamp
So bring the outdoors in…Find something different…there is more than one way to achieve this.
Have fun with it!