“A friend and I found a vintage thermos in a neighbor’s dumpster,” confesses Paula at Sweet Pea, “and I was happy to have it for decorating.” Inspired by another blogger, she decided to turn the thermos into a lamp.
Laura from The Turquoise Home bought this classic lamp on clearance at Target months ago. She’s been using it in her home ever since, but the wood tone was just a little off when placed alongside the rest of her decor. She decided it was time to change things up a bit.
When Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs is given a challenge, she rises to it. For instance, when challenged by a magazine to upcycle an egg carton, she not only made something out of it, she electrified it!
At her blog, Making It In the Mountains, Kristi tells us she’s been planning on giving her Granny’s lamps a makeover ever since her mom passed them along. “I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing and the lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste,” she says.
Over at My Fabuless Life, Jenn explains, “My sister had no use for this light, which she got from a friend who cleans out foreclosed houses. When I looked at it, I knew that with a tiny bit of work, it could be something awesome that mimicked lighting sold at high end retailers for hundreds of dollars.”
Over at Stow & Tell U, Amy had an old lamp that could reeeeeally use a makeover. When she discovered a yarn collection that mimicked the natural fibers of days gone by, she was inspired to use it to give the lamp a new look. “This yarn is on the thicker side in terms of yarn gauge, and it has a rich, organic texture that really caught my eye,” she explains.