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We have had a small drum in Steph's garage for quite some time. We bought it at a thrift store a while back for $5. It never made it to the top of the to-do list for use in a project until now!
As part of the #smarthome campaign with The Home Depot, we received two types of WiZ smart light bulbs to review. We didn't just want to review them for you, but wanted to use them in a project. What better use than to put them into some kind of lighting fixture!
That's where the drum comes in. We decided to make a little lamp/end table with one of the new bulbs. We have been using the lighted log end table for some time and love the way light is incorporated into that table, and wanted to do the same with our little drum.
I guess all the years I marched in the percussion section in high school as a bell player, I never saw the inside of a drum. I had no idea they were made of wood so imagine our surprise when we took the head off to see it was wood! That got us to thinking about the outside. Could the plastic be easily removed to expose the wood on the outside? Yes! Once we exposed the wood, we knew that we were going to leave it natural in color and not try to improve upon the look of the wood grain.
Another surprise was the drum head itself. Both heads were well worn with lots of little dents. We chose the less worn one as the top. But, it turned out all those little dents ended up looking like tiny floating bubbles when lit from underneath with the bulb. We kind of wished we had used the well worn one now for even more "bubbles!"
This was such a fun build. We will be on the lookout for additional drums to transform!
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