Vintage Thermos Lights Up Seasonal Decor

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“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.

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Painting a Lamp to Suit

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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.

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Egg-streme Upcycling

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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!

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Granny’s Lamps Get a New Look

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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.

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Free Chandelier Gets an Easy New Look

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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.”

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Transformed Lampshade

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A couple years ago I bought a festive lampshade for $1 during after-Christmas sales….and it’s been waiting for me to use it ever since!  Recently, I decided to give the shade a new look, and I shared the makeover at Infarrantly Creative.

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Covering Up an Ugly Lamp

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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.

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Trashed Lamp Gets a Second Chance

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At her blog Sweet Pea, Paula shares the story of a salvaged lamp.  She found this lamp in a dumpster…during a beach vacation!  The lamp came home with her and recently got a makeover.

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