30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp Shades

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp Shades

There are a LOT of old and vintage lamps at thrift stores. And don’t even get me started on the lamp shades! It is positively amazing how many there are to choose from. But the good news is that there are a LOT of upcycling ideas for them both. From antique lamps to old brass lamps…to painting lamp shades, there are any number of ways to revamp them.Read more ›

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

A couple of years ago, a local store had a FANTASTIC “yard sale” which was more like a fancy flea market. At this sale, I bought two things- a pretty antique picture frame and a very cool, very trendy vintage surveyor’s tripod. And making an industrial floor lamp was at the top of my to-do list with that wooden tripod.Read more ›

DIY Vintage Brass Lamp Makeover

DIY Vintage Brass Lamp Makeover

I see versions of this project more and more frequently- someone finds an outdated lamp at the thrift store (often brass) and they give it a lamp makeover with some paint and a new shade. And then ta-da, a completely new lamp, for very little cash! So OBVIOUSLY I had to give this a go.Read more ›

How to Make a Bird Bath or DIY Bird Bath

How to Make a Bird Bath or DIY Bird Bath

I’ve wanted to try my hand at a DIY bird bath for some time now, as we love supplying food and water to the wildlife in our back yard. So, I decided to find out how to make a bird bath and used a brass lamp (or vintage lamp) from the thrift store as my base. For the bird bath bowl, I upcycled a glass plate or glass tray (also from the thrift store).
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