I have a serious love of light fixtures. Pretty weird....but I really find them such a great part of the design of a homes interior. Ambient lighting is much more gentle and easy to live with that harsh lighting from the ceiling. I found these great vintage demijohn bottles in old crates and thought they would make great lamps.
You can buy a similar item right now at Napa Style. These look amazing and are taller and more narrow than the two that I found. My bottles were around $150 each but you could probably find them for less.
I cut the tops of the crates down so the lamps look less top heavy and lightly sanded and stained the wood.
I had the bottles wired though the bottom and secured with a large washer to prevent the jugs from moving around. A local lighting store does custom work and these cost around $80 dollars each to rewire.
The shades are a very modern white linen with no trim and clean lines.
I've used these in a hallway near the dining room table on a large red chinoise chest.
A very interesting mix of styles but I think they look really interesting and were fun to do. More light fixture posts to follow.....next: feed sack lampshades!
Have a great weekend