This Vintage Tin Coffee Pot lamp is a great way to add a vintage or retro touch in your kitchen. I love those Vintage Tin Coffee Pots that are blue with the white speckles all over them. You can even find new Vintage Tin Coffee Pots in the camping section at your local super center! They are new of course.
If you love hanging out at the campfire and want the same feel I your kitchen or home office, then you just have to make this Vintage Tin Coffee Pot lamp.
Anyone who loves vintage décor or camping décor will love this simple Vintage Tin Coffee Pot lamp craft project. An empty Vintage Tin Coffee Pot 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 a Vintage Tin Coffee Pot You Will Need:
Vintage Tin Coffee Pot (the small kind that holds 12 to 20 ounces)
Metal Cutting Drill Bit
The first step is to completely clean out the inside of your empty Vintage Tin Coffee Pot. I like to run some water into the bottle, put a few drops of bleach in, and then shake the bottle. Rinse it out with clean water. The label will be painted on, so do not scrub it.
Let your empty Vintage Tin Coffee Pot sit out and dry completely; everyone knows water electricity does not mix.
Now, take your power drill, with the metal cutting drill bit, and drill a small hole in the back bottom of the Vintage Tin Coffee Pot. You want this hole to be right above the edge of the pot. This is where the electrical cord will be coming out of your Vintage Tin Coffee Pot lamp. If you have this cord coming out form underneath your bottle your lamp will not be stable or sturdy.
You will also need to drill a hole in the lid of the coffee pot.
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 in the bottom of your Vintage Tin Coffee Pot.
Add a light bulb and a small blue or white lampshade and you are set!
-Don’t limit yourself to regular sized Vintage Tin Coffee Pots. There are large Vintage Tin Coffee Pots and even smaller sized Vintage Tin Coffee Pots out there.
-A Vintage Tin Coffee Pot is great for this project. The blue, black, or red speckled paint covering the outside of the pot is perfect for a rustic cabin themed kitchen.
-To age your Vintage Tin Coffee Pot try dry rubbing wood gel stain on it.
-Fill an empty Vintage Tin Coffee Pot with fun objects like espresso beans, marbles, coffee, beans, pea gravel and even peanuts for a fun accent detail. Stick to dry ingredients since this is a lamp! This will also add some weight to the base of the lamp.