Christy received this pineapple lamp with a challenge from a friend: give it a makeover. At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, she says, "This was kind of cute as is, but the lighting was super dull and I have no need for a tiny lamp." So she cut the cord off and waited a few days for inspiration to strike.
Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof decided it was finally time to do something with the garage sale lamp that had been sitting around for over a year. It reminded her of the old TV show "I Dream of Jeannie," but it was going to take more than just folding her arms and blinking to update this old piece. Armed with her own brand of magic and some great paint colors, Jenna worked a masterful transformation! (See what I did there?)
It's not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That's what happened to April at House By Hoff. "The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, " April tells us.
Here's an amazing Pottery Barn style light by Sawdust 2 Stitches that I recently featured at Knock Off Decor. Soon after Corey's kids damaged her camera tripod, she spotted the Photographer’s Tripod Table Lamp in her Pottery Barn catalog. She realized that with just a little effort, she could turn her damaged tripod into something very similar!
"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."
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.
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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