Inspired by a picture she saw of lamp post succulent planters, Sara from Thrifty Treasures decided to see if she could make one of her one. She had an old floor lamp and some wire lamp shade frames that she thought she ought to be able to transform.
To make a lamp post planter of her own, Sara started by taking apart her floor lamp. Next, she glued her lampshades together to form a cage that she could fit atop the lamp post. She added a finial to the top and some crystals dangling form the bottom to add some elegance. A planter fit inside the cage is just right for containing the succulents. What a great knock-off, Sara!
Visit Thrifty Treasures to get more details on this project.
Karen blogs at A Stylish Interior. She explains, “This old lamp was a Home Depot purchase from 10 years ago. I have never really liked it, but it provided the right light and followed me from house to house. It was one of those things that I’ve been wanting to replace for a long time, but never got around to it.”
We all have things like that, right? Well, all it took was one look at a gorgeous new lampshade to help Karen realize that the new lamp she’d been waiting for was only as far away as a coat of chalk paint. She bought the lampshade and went straight home to cover the lamp base in ASCP’s Old White. It was a complete transformation!
Find out more about this project at A Stylish Interior.
A lot of reusing and recycling went into this lamp makeover by Shannon from Madigan Made. It started with a lamp that she already had that wasn’t old, just a bit boring. To give that lamp a little life, Shannon collected over 185 wine corks from friends, family, and even some local restaurants!
The addition of corks to the lamps helped to give it more of an organic look similar to bamboo. Since Shannon already had a few bamboo elements in the room this lamp is in, she felt that this would help it to blend into the room without looking matchy-matchy. I love the quirkiness and pretty blue color of this lamp. It’s a lot of fun!
Shannon has a detailed tutorial on how she glued the corks to the lamp base over at Madigan Made.
For all my Infarrantly Creative readers, you probably recall this repurpose project that I said you’d either love or hate. I was issued the challenge to revamp a pair of old wood crutches. I really pondered the possibilities before coming up with a slightly zany, way outside-the-box idea.
I have been working a lot on my gray and coral guest bedroom and decided to transform the crutches into a completely unique, modern-style floor lamp for the space. The design actually came together rather nicely and the lamp has really grown on me. Love or hate it, at least my guests will have a topic of conversation as they unpack their suitcases!
You can find my full tutorial at Infarrantly Creative.
Susan from Homeroad was stoked to find a tripod on the side of the road. She had already been eyeing tripod-style lamps and wanting to make her own. While these can put you out a few Benjamins, Susan had a plan to make hers for only $13.
Susan already had a light kit on hand, so she just took it apart, thread the wire through the top of the tripod, inserted her light bulb, and voila! While electrical projects may scare some away, Susan makes it look so easy. She then just plopped on a Target shade and had herself a new stylin’ lamp.
Find the tutorial at Homeroad.