Connect with H&H

Photo Blog Michael Penney DIY Lighting Project

Great lighting can be hard to find, especially at a price point most people can afford. Here’s an idea for some truly original lighting you can bet you won’t spy at your neighbour’s pad:

Photo Blog Lamps Tom Scheerer

Why not pick up one of West Elm’s Medina Glass Jars (below) (or any large vintage-looking jar will do) and turn it into a lamp brimming with island style? Their green organic loveliness has me dreaming of an effortlessly glamorous Bahamian getaway just like Tom Scheerer's (above).

Photo Blog Jars West Elm

You can create a lamp using a kit from any Home Depot or hardware store, or visit www.woodparts.ca to find one online. Don’t worry about the cord showing — that’s part of the look! Think India Hicks, bleached drift wood, and a beachy laid-back vibe. The perfect time of year to escape!

Photo credits:
1. Michael Graydon
2. Tom Scheerer, photography by William Waldron
3. West Elm

Comment Guidelines

We welcome your feedback on Houseandhome.com. H&H reserves the right to remove any unsuitable personal remarks made about the bloggers, hosts, homeowners and/or guests we feature. Please keep your comments focused on decorating, design, cooking and other lifestyle topics. Adopt a tone you would be willing to use in person and do not make slanderous remarks or use denigrating language. If you see a comment that you believe violates any of the guidelines outlined above, please click “Flag as inappropriate.” Thank you.

OK