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.
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.
Here’s a creative upcycling project from Candice of The Refab Diaries. She took an old lamp and an empty can of nuts and combined them to create a gorgeous, new lamp.
“When a fellow junker handed this non-working, missing-parts clock to me and challenged me to do something with it, I had to give it a try!” exclaims Sheila of Plum Doodles. “With all the lovely exposed brass gears, I immediately thought of the steampunk look and decided to make the clock into a steampunk ‘time machine’ lamp.”