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 ›

Upcycling an Antique Floor Lamp with Small Solar Lights

Upcycling an Antique Floor Lamp with Small Solar Lights

While perusing an estate sale on half-price day, I came across this antique floor lamp that was positively gorgeous. The wiring was shot but it was otherwise in well-loved but decent shape. I didn’t care about the electrical issues, though – as I knew right away it would become backyard decor! All I needed to do was clean it up and outfit it with small solar lights / solar lanterns.
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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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