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January 31, 2018

Repurposing Round-Up: Lamp Edition

One of the easiest ways to amp up your home décor is with lamps- especially those found at your local Goodwill! There are always dozens of options available- floor lamps, table lamps, big lamps, and small lamps- with a few funky ones thrown in for good measure.

Whether you’re looking to give a lamp a makeover or completely repurpose it into something new, Goodwill should be your first stop- and here are a few of my favorite ideas to spark your DIY imagination!

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#1

Lamp Birdbath: Would you have even guessed that this was once a lamp? This is a perfect reuse for that heavy (and possibly ugly) lamp that just needs a new lease on life.

#2

Glass Lamp Transformation: I see these clear glass lamps at the thrift store all the time! And I love the idea of painting the glass like this…

#3

DIY Memo Boards: Whether you use it to remember things OR as a festive little sign around your home, what a fantastic way to repurpose small lamps!

#4

Lamp Base Side Table: Simple but chic- and the perfect little table to set out on your porch or patio.

#5

Garden Solar Lights: Older floor lamps can have scary or unsafe wiring… so why not just remove it and transform the lamp base into charming solar lights for your next garden party?

#6

Industrial Makeover: Talk about a total transformation from head to toe (or is it shade to base?). And right on trend with the popular industrial style!

#7

Jewelry Rack & Display: I can always use more ways to store, organize, and display my jewelry, and this is a fantastic idea to do just that.

#8

Porch Planters: Excuse me while I daydream about warmer days, plant sales, and up-cycling lamps into amazing planters like this for my porch

#9

DIY Serving Tray: What an awesome way to add height to a dessert table at a party, wedding, or shower!

#10

Basic Brass Upcycle: And if all else fails, just a simple paint job can give an outdated lamp an entirely new look.

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I’ve already got a Goodwill lamp in my garage waiting for its makeover- and I can’t wait to get started. But what about you- think you’ll cruise down the lamp aisle next time you go thrifting?

Craft on!

Sadie

One Comment

  1. i love all these ideas. i will see about finding one to repurpose. thanks for all the suggestions.