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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!



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.


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…


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!


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


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?


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!


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.


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


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


Basic Brass Upcycle: And if all else fails, just a simple paint job can give an outdated lamp an entirely new look.


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!


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