A Fun Lamp Re-Use Project

If you've been following me for awhile, you know I love re-using thrift store finds!  This week I  had fun re-using a lamp I found recently! 

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I am joining my fellow Thrifty Chicks for our monthly re-use/makeover challenge!  This month it is Light.

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When I spotted this lamp in the thrift store, 
I knew it was just what I was looking for.

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And the price was right.

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Even though I don't need a lamp, I often pick up a lamp like this 
 for its materials...such a big chunk of wood!

I removed the nut and wires at the base, and took it apart.

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In the past I have taken pieces like this, simply painted them white,
and used them as a mantel ornament.

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I have also cut them up, which is what I'll do with this piece.
Viking Man made two cuts on his miter chop saw...and here are the pieces I had left.  I have plans for all of them, but today I am using the two decorative pieces.

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I painted them a light gray color...

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These could be used in many ways...I have used them with flameless candleholders, for displaying figurines...so many ways.  For this project,  I used them for a Christmas decoration. I found this little wire sleigh for 99 cents at the thrift store, and bought it, to use the bells. 

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I gave them a light coat of red paint...
and tied them with rustic twine around each pedestal.

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Since these already had a hole running through from the lamp rod, I thought why not use it to hold an evergreen branch?

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Creating Holiday Decor From A Thrift Store Lamp From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Now they are being used to decorate one of our guestrooms...

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It was a fun project!  Be sure to visit the other Thrifty Chicks' projects! 
The links are listed below this post!

Until next time...
Thrifty Chicks Light Re-Use Challenge

1. Little Vintage Cottage~ Upcycled Camera Tripod Lamp

2. Audrey Would!~  Lighting:What A Difference A Shade Makes

3. Lora B. Create And Ponder~ Repurposed Vintage Glass Light Shade Pedestal Bowl

4. That's Me!


17 comments

  1. I did not see that coming! Awesome makeover! Now I have to go see what that little guy with skis is doing in your last post!

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  2. I knew this would be something adorable.

    Cindy

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  3. I'm with Pam, I did not see that coming! What a cheerful way to give that lamp base more life, and boy did that one have great shapes to work with. Plus, the price - wow! You always open my eyes to new ways to repurpose old things, Linda. Awesome job!

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  4. You're right, those old turned wood lamps have so much potential! Great idea to cut them up and use them! Really cute with the red bells and greens!

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  5. I love a pretty thrifty makeover. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Very cute and inventive! You must have a better variety of thrift shops than we do here. I've never found anything there. Love what you did!
    Brenda

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  7. This is genius! I'll never look at a thrift store lamp the same again! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm off to visit the others.....xo Kathleen

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  8. Holy cow, those are adorable, what a great idea!!

    Tania

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  9. You are sooo clever and creative! My mind just does not think that way, lol.

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  10. How clever is this! What a great idea turning that old lamp into these adorable mini tree holders. pinned

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  11. Such a great project Linda! Your little trees are so pretty, and what a great repurposed of a lamp base. Really clever!

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  12. I like the way your mind works, Linda. This makeover is so crafty and sweet.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Super clever and creative, Linda! And I love the price of your score. Our thrift stores are completely overpriced. Enjoy your trees!

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  14. How absolutely clever you are!! I will now start looking for some wooden lamps to repurpose this way! I would have never thought to do this and you have given me some inspiration to really look outside the box (or, in my case, cheat when I see what my DIYer's do on my e-mails!!lol) Thanks so very much for sharing and Merry Christmas!!



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    1. Thank you, Karolyn! I get inspiration from everyone's projects, too!

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