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DIY Brass Swing Lamp

October 3, 2013

DIY Brass Swing Lamp

Last week, I shared some geeky parts for a project we were in the process of making! When my husband asked me what I wanted for my 30th this year, it was a no brainer. I REALLY wanted a fun new light for our living room! Naturally. 

DIY Brass Swing Lamp

Brass Swing Lamp

My husband’s design was inspired by the original handcrafted lamps over at One Forty Three! We have been long time fans of this talented team and love EVERYTHING they have ever created. I only hope that one day I can own one of their amazing pieces! 

DIY Brass Swing Lamp

DIY Brass Swing Lamp

For now, I am so pleased with how this DIY brass swing lamp turned out! It fits perfectly into the little corner above my favorite spot to sit! It’s vintage inspired bulb casts a nostalgic glow and I feel comfort sitting under it’s dim light. The unfinished brass gives it a a great look and I love the midcentury modern feel it has overall!

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Most of the parts my husband was able to order online and piece together in his own way. He even bent the brass rods to create the 45 degree angles! I am so proud of his design and am thrilled to have it hanging in our home! It’s the best birthday gift a gal can as for! Thanks husband! 

DIY Brass Swing Lamp

What do you think of the end product? Be sure to check out the full tutorial here

XOXO, Lidy

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  • melodie

    Awesome! Tutorial please!

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you Melodie! Absolutely! I will start on one and post next week, so stay tuned!

      XOXO

  • Jennifer Justin Curtis

    I absolutely love this lamp!! Oh man. I need one just like this in my son’s room!

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Jennifer! I might have heard my husband mention making these and selling them in the near or far future ;)

      XO

      • Jennifer Justin Curtis

        Girl, don’t tease about that! I expect a full tutorial or the link to his new shop soon. ;)

        • HelloLidy

          Haha, they were his words! I don’t know if he really can find that kind of time, but I’m planning on posting the how-to next week!

  • http://www.jadeandfern.com/ Marlene || Jade and Fern

    Oh my gosh! This is sooooo beautiful! Way to go, husband! Are you planning on sharing the how-to?

    • HelloLidy

      Yes, next week I will share the how-to and supplies you will need :)

      • Leanna

        Yay, thanks!!

  • Hannah

    This is fantastic!! Can’t wait for the tutorial :) You’ve got a new blog follower here!

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Hannah! I’m so happy you to hear :)

      XOXO

  • Lindsey Baker

    Cute lamp! I *love* that gold acorn on the wall – do you remember where you got that?

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you Lindsey! I actually picked up that acorn at Big Lots for $6! I hope you can snag one too :)

      XOXO

  • The Sweet Escape

    Looks so amazing! Now how did you do it?!?!?

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks friend :) I just posted a full tutorial! The link is at the end of this post :)

      XO

  • Marta

    Hi, juts found your blog and this gorgeous lamp, I love it! I’m also a huge fan of one forty three and you guys nail it with this lamp! I’m going to check the tutorial right now!

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks so much Marta, that’s a huge compliment! My husband will be very happy to hear :) So glad you stopped by!!

      XOXO

  • http://thouswell.co/ Kevin O’Gara | Thou Swell

    This project is so great! I’ve been looking for a swing lamp just like this, but they are all so expensive. Now I can make one for much less!

    • HelloLidy

      I’m so happy you like it! We too had been shopping around for a brass swing lamp for some time, but could never justify spending that kind of cash. So, we just decided to try and come up with a similar concept on a much smaller budget! Good luck and keep me posted!

      XO

  • Whit

    The tutorial and parts pages are null when I click on them. Are they no longer available to view? Thanks!

  • http://www.flirtingwithdiy.wordpress.com Rucha

    I’ve been thinking about switching up our living room uplight and wanted something like this, it’s great!

    • HelloLidy

      Yay! So happy to hear! Thanks Rucha for stopping by!

      XOXO

  • Rose

    Looks like the full tutorial is a 404 – can you repost?

    • HelloLidy

      Yes, there was an issue before, but it should be fixed! Sorry for the inconvenience!

      XOXO

  • Jess

    Thank you for sharing your lovely lamp design. I’m eager to create one in my place! The tutorial link isn’t working. Could you please repost?

    • HelloLidy

      I hope the link is fixed – so sorry about that!!

      XOXO

  • Jasmine

    Hello I am eager to watch the tutorial but the link is not working. Could you please re-post the tutorial?

    • HelloLidy

      The link should be fixed, sorry about that!!

      XOXO