We’ve been shopping around for awhile now looking for that perfect lamp to include in our guest bedroom. The lamp featured in our Better Homes and Gardens inspiration photo, check that out here, is the Zak lamp by Crate and Barrel.
As much as we love the Crate and the Barrel we didn’t love the $229 price tag attached to the the Zak Lamp. With no luck finding a copy cat at Target, Home Goods or World Market we started thinking more creatively.
It only took a few minutes to realize that we could make one of these puppies pretty easily – so that’s exactly what we did.
How’d we do it?
Step One: Find a vase that you can flip upside down and drill a hole through. We already had a drill bit specially made for glass and tile, and we picked up a large glass vase for $7.99 from T.J. Maxx.
Step Two: Once you’ve drilled through the vase, run a clear wire through the vase and out the the top of the hole you’ve drilled and attach a socket set to the wiring. We secured our socket set into the hole we drilled and reinforced it with super glue. The socket set and wiring cost $5 for both at True Value.
Step Three: Attach your shade and light bulb. We used the lamp shade off our living room floor lamp and then bought a larger shade for the floor lamp. A small shade will run you about $10.
For less than $25 we made our own version of the Zak Lamp that looks just as lovely. It is a more appropriate size for where it sits in the room – and we’ll be able to buy groceries for the rest of the month. Score and score.