Monday, March 12, 2007

Vinage McCoy Vase Turned Lamp

How to Make a Lamp Out of Vintage McCoy Vase.

I am always looking for ways to reuse damaged or chipped Vintage McCoy Vases. They are so much more affordable than McCoy Vases in perfect condition.

Anyone who collects Vintage McCoy Vases will love this simple lamp craft project. Empty Vintage McCoy Vases are a fun collectible that can be very easy to find.

An empty Vintage McCoy Vase is the perfect base for a lamp. Thanks to easy to install lamp kits you can do this project at home in no time.

You can buy a lamp kit at almost any arts and craft stores as well as at most hardware store. Generally you should expect to pay about $10 to $15 for the lamp kit. You need to provide your own small accent lampshade, light bulb, and lamp base!

To Make a Lamp Out of Vintage McCoy Vase You Will Need:

Vintage McCoy Vase
Power Drill
Glass or Ceramic Cutting Drill Bit
Lamp Kit

The first step is to completely clean out the inside of your empty Vintage McCoy Vases. I like to run some water into the vase, put a few drops of soap in, and then shake the bottle. Rinse it out with clean water.

Let your empty Vintage McCoy Vases sit out and dry completely; everyone knows water electricity does not mix.

Now, take your power drill, with the glass drill bit, and drill a small hole in the back bottom of the Vintage McCoy Vase. You want this hole to be right above the edge of the vase. This is where the electrical cord will be coming out of your vintage lamp. If you have this cord coming out form underneath your bottle your lamp will not be stable or sturdy.

Install you lamp kit follow their instructions. Each lamp kit product will be different and it is best to use their specific instructions. Run your electrical cord out of the hole n the bottom of your Vintage McCoy Vase.

Add a light bulb and a small white lampshade and you are set!


-Don’t limit yourself to small sized Vintage McCoy Vase. There are reproduction Vintage Glass McCoy Vases in all sizes out there.

-A Vintage McCoy Vase is great for this project. The painted label covering the side of the bottle is perfect for a vintage themed kitchen, home office, or even a front hall.

-To save money you can use reproduction vases that look like vintage McCoy vases.

-You can also try bidding on Vintage McCoy vases on ebay, check out your local yard sales and flea n tique shops. You can also attend swap shows to trade to save money.

-Fill a clear empty McCoy Vase with fun objects like sand, marble, to add some weight to the base of the lamp. Stick to dry ingredients since this is a lamp!

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