DIY Projects, Lighting

On TV: Lamp Building with Sarah Richardson

Did anyone happen to catch the episode of Sarah’s House on Saturday where she designed a guest suite in the basement?  I loved it and I also love the fact…

Did anyone happen to catch the episode of Sarah’s House on Saturday where she designed a guest suite in the basement?  I loved it and I also love the fact that she is now on HGTV US!  It was just this past November that I upgraded my cable just so I could watch her on the Fine Living Network, but I digress…

Here is the guest room she designed:

The green accent color is a refreshing compliment to the graphic black and white color palette.  This room is surely a pleasant surprise. I’m sure any house guest wouldn’t mind sleeping in this basement.  In this episode she splurged a bit with the window installation, but it was so well worth it especially in a subgrade space.

Now for the real reason for this post… Did you see this lamp they built from a vase?  Gorgeous!

It kind of reminds me of these Jill Rosenwald pieces:

The lamp was built from a vase purchased from Pier 1 for $19 and the lamp kit was purchased at the Home Depot. Wow, talk about a look for less!  Tommy, her design assistant, took us (the viewers) along to a lighting boutique where the shopkeeper explained in detail how the transformation from vase to lamp would take place.  At that very moment, “build a lamp” became an item on my to do list. Really, how hard could it be?  Anyone up for the challenge?

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  • Dayka (Life +Style)
    February 1, 2010 3:03 pm

    I saw "Sarah's House" come up on the guide but thought it was an old episode. Thanks God for tivo, and thanks for the heads up–I'll be setting up a series recording today! I love Sarah Richardson.

  • Sarah La Rose
    February 1, 2010 3:04 pm

    That's a great challenge!! If only I had space for another lamp in my place. I can't wait to do more projects such as this when we have more space. Meeting with a real estate agent this week! 🙂 Have a great week Erika!

  • L.Duncan@home23duncanboys
    February 1, 2010 3:09 pm

    Great idea! I think I saw this before on design on a dime! I'm up for it!!!

  • I just seen shows here and there on HGTV – i'm hoping they'll have more of her shows on soon in my area….great idea lamp idea!

  • Deliciously Organized
    February 2, 2010 12:46 am

    This room is so gorgeous. I can't believe this is a basement!!

  • I love that room by Sarah (btw I know I still have your interview to fill out 🙂

  • very nice =)

    keep going on.

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  • I remember that vase at Pier 1. What a cool way to use it. Now I wish I'd bought it!

  • I love the use of green. It doesn't get as much love as a lot of other colors, but it's still eye-catching.

  • Audra @ Filmography
    February 3, 2010 2:43 am

    How lovely, I've only seen the show once but I might have to be sure I catch it more often. I love the print on the lamp and how it doesn't get lost in the B/W wallpaper print. If someone suggested it before I saw the pic I would have thought it would be too much but it looks… well, lovely. As for transforming a lamp. Check out the winter 2010 issue of Fresh Home magazine (page 36 to be exact). They have an article with a "How To" turn a bottle into a lamp, i'm sure a vase would be about the same. Let us know how it works out. — New reader, love the blog!

  • Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow
    February 3, 2010 3:02 am

    Thanks Audra for the reference! Will have to check it out!

  • Jen of Made By Girl
    February 5, 2010 4:22 am

    I wish I had more time to do something like that…im going to be doing my OFFICE renovation this weekend. Can't wait! The wallpaper wall is the direction im headed in. I hope it works out…I see how great it looks in this pic… wish me luck.

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love…'

  • Destination Seaborn
    February 5, 2010 6:39 am

    Sarah Richardson is one of my FAVORITES! I record Sarah's house on HGTV and FLN each week. You might want to check out her older series Design Inc. that comes on FLN. Lisa

  • Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow
    February 5, 2010 12:51 pm

    @ Jen, whatevery you are doing in that office of your I know it's going to be FAB!

    @ Lisa, I LOVE Design, Inc. I record EVERY show!


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