Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Repurpose Upcycle Reuse Unwanted Lamps With Home Decor

                                             Lamps Repurposed as Bird Baths

                                           Upcycled Lamps Into Home Decor

                                           Lamps Repurposed Into End Tables

                                             Brass Lamp Makes a Candle Holder

                                          Lamp to Table With Before and After

Repurpose Upcycle Reuse Unwanted Lamps With Home Decor

I have a glass lamp that has that crystal look design sitting, and staring at me some days. I don't want to get rid of it because I feel there is another use for it. So, there is sits with the chandelier I have waiting on me to get busy. Well, the chandelier I have almost gutted out. Can't find my pliers to help me finish, and a wire cut me. So, I walked away for a bit. As for the lamp? I decided it was time to check around, and get some ideas to help inspire me. That I found too!

Often we get rid of our old lamps. You know those big old belly lamps, those ugly brass ones, something we got from Grandma, and you know what I mean. Sometimes if we don't give them away we maybe paint them, give them new lamp shades, but often we wonder what else could you do with them? Hey, we generally see them being offered at garage sales, thrift shops, on the side of the road, etc. What if we repurpose them into something for our home decor? 

Above you will see some neat ideas that I found, and have shared with you. I really like the bird bath idea as I think I have an extra ceiling light cover hiding upstairs, or maybe an extra lid sitting some where I could use to make a bird bath. 

The glass big belly old ones you see in the second picture was kind of neat what she did. She gutted them, and then put in a battery operated tea lite. They made some wonderful colored glass pieces for her home decor. 

So, next time you want to be rid of that darn old lamp maybe you might want to repurpose it into something you can use again. Hey, I am thinking I would like to hit the thrift shops for some unwanted lamps, and maybe give them a new life too. 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and hope you got some ideas for yourself. Have a happy thrifty crafty day, and see ya'll again soon. Toodles . . . . .

1 comment:

  1. A lamp is often referred to as a bulb. This is down to the shape, but officially there is no such term. Lamps, i.e. illuminants, are available in a variety of different forms. But the trend is clearly moving towards LED. The terms table lamp and floor lamp are misguiding, as they should actually be called table luminaire and floor luminaire.