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August 11, 2017
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If you like lamps and have a thing for DIY home decor projects, you’re going to love today’s inspirational post. We are looking at 22 old things that can be upcycled into awesome DIY lamps that will add personality and coolness to any room in your home. Sure, when it comes to old and outdated materials, you might need to spend some time cleaning them up and making sure they look nice, but in all fairness, making a new lamp using something old as a base can be an easy and fast project to do yourself. You can even get the kids involved for some of the easiest steps of your project.
Check out this tutorial on how to make a lamp using anything as a base. Step by step instructions and list of supplies are included.
The following lamps prove that you can make a unique DIY lamp by putting to good use old items that have been collecting dust in your attic or garage. Yes, some of you might call that... junk. But at the end of the day, even junk can be upcycled into a beautiful new lighting fixture. Oh, and the best thing? No two lamps will look the same. So if you’re thinking of throwing some of the items on the list below, stop right there. Take a look and if you try (or tried) some of them out, we’d love to hear your story.
Above: True Vintage Rotary Phone Upcycled Table Lamp by BenclifDesigns
Above: Flea Market Lighting Fan Lamp with Edison Light Bulbs by Do it yourself: | Thrift Shop Fan |
Above: Repurposed Galvanized 40’s Funnel Pendant Lamp with Edison Bulb by Do it yourself: Pendant Kit | Thrift shop Funnel |
Above: Antique Phonograph Horns Chandelier designed by Do it yourself:
Above: Knock off Grain Sieve Industrial Farmhouse Pendant Light created by Do it yourself: Pendant Kit | or Basswood | Glue | Staples |
Above: Vintage Glass Bottle Lamp Seen at Art Dioli of Olson + Lewis Architects, Kristina Crestin Design, Photographed by Jamie Salomon Do it yourself: Bottle Lamp Kit | Lampshade Kit | Glass Bottle
Above: Repurposed Vintage Typewriter Desk Lamp by DesignTurnPike Do it yourself: Electric Wiring Kit | Typewriter | Lampshade Kit
Above: Upcycled Old Thermos Table Lamp Designed by House of Hawthornes Do it yourself : Thermos | Bottle Lamp Kit | Lampshade Kit
Above: Sewing Machine Table Lamp Created by Jonathon Marc Mendes-Painted Love with Painting and Decoupage Do it yourself : Electric Wiring | Edison Light Bulb | Lampshade Kit (optional)
Above: DIY Gooseneck Bicycle Gear and Chain Table Lamp Seen at Jenelle Guiod via Pinterest Do it yourself : Electric Wiring | Bicycle Gear and Chain | Light Bulb
On our Amazon store, you'll find Lamp Wiring Kits with everything you need to make a lamp you love. We carry 8" cord sets which are great for table lamps and 12" cord sets that are perfect for floor lamps. They're available in 5 different finishes so you can match the hardware perfectly to your next lamp project.
Making a DIY lamp is easy. You can find all the essentials of a DIY lamp in our shop. We sell styrene, lampshade rings, lamp harps and lampshade glue - everything you need to make a custom lampshade! Shop everything you need.
For tutorials, visit our dedicated section here or see what our contributors created.
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