High Low And Diy Rock Crystal Table Lamp Apartment Therapy

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tech lighting High Low And Diy Rock Crystal Table Lamp Apartment Therapy

High low and diy rock crystal table lamp
High low and diy rock crystal table lamp
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• If you decide to buy your own geodes and go for a DIY, this tutorial from the Martha Stewart Crafts blog is a bit more involved than just gluing a rock onto a lamp, and the finished result is more refined. Blogger Hosanna took her crystal (a flea market find) to a rock shop, where they only charged about $20 to drill a hole (don’t try and drill it yourself without special lapidary tools!). She cut her lamp base with a jigsaw to fit the shape of the rock, stained the lamp base a glossy black, and put it all together with an easy DIY lamp kit. Beautiful!

• Matters of Style offers a custom version that’s basically a lovely geode affixed to a lucite lamp base; very simple and beautiful, and the price is right: $125 for a medium size, $175 for large.

• If you wanted to make your own version of the lamp from Matters of Style, you could always buy a pair of bookends, like these Geode Bookends from Vivaterra, and affix them to a pair of lamps. This is probably the easiest way to DIY a lamp like this; geodes and rock crystal fragments are also readily available on ebay, at flea markets, and even (if you’re a former rock nerd like me, willing to make a bigger commitment) at rock and crystal fairs.

As a kid I always felt like my obsession with geodes and rock crystals and the gem room at the Academy of Sciences was… well, a little bit dorky. So imagine my triumph when I began to see geodes and minerals popping up all over shelter magazines. Vindication! I especially love the look of a rock crystal lamp base, but they can be shockingly pricey. So what are some more affordable options?

• Agate lamp in a room designed by Chad Eisner, featured in House Beautiful.

• Gorgeous citrine quartz lamps on 1st Dibs (contact dealer for price).

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(Images: House Beautiful, via Beauty Ninja; Matthew Studios, via katiedid; 1st Dibs; Anthropologie; Matters of Style; Vivaterra; Martha Stewart Crafts blog; ebay)

High-end geode and rock crystal lamps sell for thousands of dollars; some designers are offering custom versions as well, available only to the trade. Here are some of the super-fancy versions we found (pictured above, from left to right):

• A final option, if you’re finding the thought of all that sawing and drilling (or even just gluing) too laborious or costly, is to consider a nice little agate finial for a subtler version of the look. These are available on ebay for about five bucks.

High Low And Diy Rock Crystal Table Lamp Apartment Therapy