Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp Shades
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.So, I gathered some amazing ideas for upcycling old lamps and lamp shades to inspire you on your next thrifting excursion.And the same goes for vintage lamp shades.Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp ShadesYou are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Easy Lamp Makeover with Spray Paint and White Wax
In fact, it’s that rustic finish of the Faris ceramic table lamp we really wanted to recreate with our lamp makeover.A lamp makeover is a quick and easy project that you can complete in an afternoon.Even if your lamp base is a shiny brass finish like ours, you can quickly give your lamp a makeover with spray paint.Prepare Lamp for MakeoverBefore you start your lamp makeover, you’ll want to give it a good cleaning.To apply the white wax, pick up a little wax on a cotton cloth and wipe it on to the lamp base.
20 Best Upcycling Ideas for Lamps and Lamp Shades in 2022
20 Amazing DIY Upcycling Ideas for Lamps and Lamp Shades Any Crafter Will LoveWhen it comes to upcycling itself, it has a number of benefits.What’s exciting about upcycling is that there’s no limit to what you can do, but our 20 best lamp upcycling ideas should give you a place to start.Unique Chicken Wire Lamp Shade BasketAppealing, yet rustic, is the plan here with this lamp shade chicken wire basket.Repurposed DIY Lamp Vignette StandYour home decoration skills can be tested with this DIY lamp stand project.Upcycled Fabric Lamp Shade DécorWhat better way to create something versatile to use in any room than this fabric lamp shade?
Colourful Spray Painted Upcycled floor lamp
What You Need For A Spray Painted Upcycled floor lampOld floor lamp – If you don’t have one they can often be easily found at junk shops, thrift stores and garage sales.Mask off a central bit of the lamp with tape and spray paint rainbow stripes to match the upcycled lampshade.I then spray painted each of the sections the same colours as the upcycled lamp in the same order on the shade.Before I started this project I had no idea how my upcycled floor lamp would turn out.For more floor lamp makeovers, check out these IKEA upcycled lamps and this amazing giant fish IKEA floor lamp hack.
DIY Upcycled Solar Lamp Posts
Robin @ ReDo It Yourself Inspirations has post segments called "Cut the Cord" .She provides so many clever ideas for outdoor lighting solutions sans conventional electricity.A while ago I had seen a photo on Pinterest from her posts.Then I spray painted them black to match the solar lamps.I used Rust-Oleum Spray Paint, in Satin Canyon Black.They turned out really cute though and make excellent front door accents.I hope you give this a try too.Solar is the future and the future is now!
Yes you can spray paint those thrift store brass lamps!
Here’s the story of 2 brass lamps I bought a while back at Value Village for $3.03 each.I see brass lamps like these all the time, but I was excited to find a matching set.Don’t worry, I am sure I will spray paint another lamp sometime and can give you the full tutorial, but for now I will just talk you thought it.Dust, dirt or grime will make the spray paint bubble so make sure to wipe them down very well and make sure they are completely dry.Then I did several coats of Krylon gloss white spray paint.
Firefly Lantern with Upcycled Lighting or a Brass Light from the
After seeing their metalwork hurricanes online, I realized how much they resembled a brass light from Habitat ReStore.That’s when I decided I needed to repurpose one into a firefly lantern.But as luck would have it, I finally found the perfect brass light that would bring my vision of a firefly lantern to life.I used these awesome little LED lights- teeny tiny lights on copper wire…quite literally, the perfect match for my firefly lantern.Firefly Lantern with Upcycled Lighting from the Thrift StoreAnd then it was time to see my upcycled lighting come to life as a firefly lantern.
Thrifty Lamp Makeover with Spray Paint
I can’t do that though until I tell you about my “Thrifty Lamp Makeover with Spray Paint”.All you have to do is spray it with spray paint.QUICK SPRAY PAINTING TUTORIAL:Prepare your lamp by cleaning off all dust/dirt and removing the lamp shade.Shake spray paint can vigorously to make sure it is well mixed ( CLICK HERE FOR EXACT BLUE SPRAY PAINT USED Read directions on can to know how far to spray away from object.CLICK HERE:THRIFT STORE LAMP TURNED GORGEOUS SWEATER LAMPSHADE LAMPCLICK HERE: GORGEOUS WHITE HOBNAIL LAMP BASE MAKEOVERCLICK HERE: HOW TO MAKE AN OLD LAMP SAFE AGAIN!
One Room Challenge Week 3
If you are new to the One Room Challenge, click here.The plywood planks are all down!!Here is a little peak at the new plywood planks.One Room Challenge – Week 3 in the history books!Come back next week as I will have lots to share in week 4!
How to Makeover a Brass Lamp with Paint
I’ll show you how to prepare a grungy, tarnished, brass lamp for a beautiful makeover perfect for any decor.After the lamp is apart it’s time to clean it up with some metal polish and prep your brass lamp for paint.Run the new lamp cord through the bottom of the lamp base and then through the center support rod.If you don’t like seeing all the crackles on the wall the frosted bulb is what you’ll want to use in your newly madeover brass lamp.Can I tell you how hard it is to take pictures of my lighted brass lamp?
Industrial Floor Lamp / Tripod Floor Lamp by Upcycling a Surveyors
I always knew that the surveyors tripod would eventually become an industrial floor lamp.So, let’s get to upcycling this wooden tripod and transform it into the industrial floor lamp of my dreams!Upcycling a Surveyors Tripod into an Industrial Floor LampWe’ve built lamps before, so it wasn’t our first rodeo with wiring a lamp kit.Now it was ready for the lamp kit so that the transformation into industrial floor lamp could really happen!Industrial Floor Lamp / Tripod Floor Lamp – Done!
Side Table made from a Lamp (an easy upcycle idea)
Head to your local thrift store or stop by a yard sale and buy a lamp and a glass platter.So we put a bead around the top of the lamp (now side table) base with Liquid Nails Fuze*It, using a caulk gun, just like applying caulk.We turned the platter upside down and centered the lamp base on it (upside down, too) and put it on the platter.Liquid Nails Fuze*It has instant grab to save time, and I only had to hold it a few minutes.Find all of their great ideas & projects below…*Thanks so much to Liquid Nails Fuze*It for partnering with me on this project.
Solar Floor Lamp for Outdoor Decor by Upcycling an Old Lamp
I knew right away it would become a solar floor lamp that I could use as backyard decor!I went to the hardware store and purchased three solar path lights or solar driveway lights.Adding Solar Path Lights to a Solar Floor LampBecause I wasn’t going to paint my solar floor lamp, I wanted the solar lights to blend in.After the paint dried, I re-assembled the solar path lights so that I could add them to my solar floor lamp!Solar Floor Lamp for Outdoor DecorFinally, I left the lamp out all day to charge the solar lights.
Upcycled Lamps Painted in Bedford Fusion Mineral Paint
She sent me this picture of a table she wants to replace and lamp(s) she would like painted.Once she saw the lamp on the freshly painted table, she realized that her lamps looked outdated.Once she saw the lamp on the freshly painted table, she realized that her lamps looked outdated.Doesn't the Lamp White table compliment the Bedford painted lamp?To watch the full video on how I painted these lamps you can watch the video below.
DIY Nautical Table Lamp Makeover
This lamp makeover has been one of our favourites, upcycling a dated piece into a beautiful nautical showstopper!Learn how easy it is to paint a lamp base without spray paint.Assemble the rope strands: Lay one strand of cut rope horizontally on your surface.Begin to create fishnet pattern by knotting together two rope strands at a time.Fasten the new nautical lampshade onto your newly painted metallic lamp base and enjoy your table lamp makeover!
Vintage Inspired Chandelier
I’ve been wanting to make a vintage-inspired chandelier using up some additional mason jars we had lying around and decided to re-create a mason jar, vintage-inspired chandelier.If you want to use mason jars, the size and number will depend on the chandelier you have.If you do have this sprayer then you can basically paint your chandelier any paint color you want with ease!This vintage-inspired chandelier first made its debut during my 2014 fall home tour, back when it had mason jars attached.For those that are wondering though, I had this chandelier with the mason jars on it for over 7 months with no issues.
DIY Lamp Makeover
In the spirit of looking for easy upcycle ideas I could try, I browsed through my local Habitat ReStore and found the perfect project.Here’s what the lamp upcycle process looked like, as well as a few more easy upcycle ideas using items I bought from the ReStore, and details on the Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge hosted by the Twin Cities ReStore!Spray paint lamp.Using the pink spray paint and doing several light coats, spray paint the body of the lamp, letting it dry between coats.Paint lamp shade.
Repurposed Floor Lamps make great patio solar lights
I love making repurposed floor lamps into solar lights.Repurposed Floor Lamps make great Patio Solar LightsBecause this floor lamp had some rust on it, I did have to do some prep work.Add Solar Lights to repurposed floor lampI tried out the solar lights that I bought for the chandelier.Prep Solar Light for Spray PaintingI began by cleaning the solar light, dismantling it, and adding painter's tape to protect the photo cell.It's hard to find the words to tell you how much I love this floor lamp solar light.
A thrift store upcycle project takes old brass to farmhouse sass!
Welcome to the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge – February Edition!At the bottom of this post you will find links to each of the participating bloggers thrift store upcycle project for the month, and I encourage you to check out all the fun and thrifty projects!The Rules:Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.I need a new lamp, and I need a thrift store upcycle project.I have to admit I surprised myself with this Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge.
Vintage Fabric Lamp Shade makeover
I love vintage linens even more.The lamp is still hanging in strong in my guest room / reading room.I walked into my little reading room, to put a book away when I saw that broken down little lamp.Welcome little lamp shade.Would you have dared to have that lamp in the guest room and pretend it was supposed to look like that?
repurposed lamp metal plant stand
I’m so happy to share these repurposed lamp into metal plant stands.So, if you're looking for creative lamp base ideas, you're in the right place!You can see tools handy for this lamp base project include vice grips, pliers, and wire snips.Generally to gut a repurposed lamp, you need to work from the base and the socket at the same time.Repurposed Lamp Metal Plant StandsDo you love them as much as I do?
DIY Birdbath from a Vintage Lamp and a Shallow Glass Dish
So, I decided to make a do-it-yourself bird bath with a vintage lamp from the thrift store as my base.For some reason, that just delighted me and my plans for a DIY birdbath!This DIY birdbath is honestly a great project for leftover paint you have from other projects, but any inexpensive water-based paint would suffice.DIY Birdbath from a Vintage LampMy DIY birdbath hung out in the garage overnight to set/cure/dry and before getting placed in our yard the next morning.The right vintage lamp is key: One that no longer functions but is still sturdy is ideal.
Old Fashioned Cherry Bread
But, every once in a while I love to go through my collection of old cookbooks to find a forgotten favorite.I found this recipe for Cherry Bread in just such a book.The cover is missing, but inside the front cover is a message from the Minister of the United Church in Meadowood.I can just imagine how many church bake sales this cherry bread was sold at.It is a simple, quick bread that took literally 5 minutes to throw together, mix and pour in the loaf pan.
Episode 23 Furniture Redos
I’ve taken a few weeks off, but I’m back this week talking about redoing all kinds of furniture for your home.This includes cutting, sawing, and painting furniture you find on the curb, in a thrift store, or in your own home.Brass Floor LampBlack CabinetRefinished/Painted Coffee Table (before)Painted Ceiling FansBuffet into Media CenterSmall side table cut in half from years ago!Click PLAY below to listen to this week’s episode.This week’s sponsor-my good friends at Homeright.comCheck out my Homeright Finish Max ProjectsFOLLOW DIY WITH MRL ON FACEBOOK AND LISTEN TO ANY EPISODE ANYTIME.
Repurposed Lamps Chandeliers and more
Repurposed projects including lamps, lights, chandeliers and more are generally easy and fun to make.Repurposed ChandeliersThis outdoor patio lighting project consists of an old floor lamp and a chandelier.You can make lamps out of other thingsThis Repurposed Book Lamp was made out of an old light fixture and reclaimed books.That’s when I realized I should use old lamp parts to make new lamps out of junky finds like this coffee pot!I have several floor lamps in storage, so if you have other ideas, do share!
Baking Soda Paint Thrift Store Makeover
INSIDE: Discover how to take ordinary thrift store items and make them extraordinary with this textured baking soda paint technique.So I decided it would be a good piece to try the baking soda paint technique on.✨ BTW, today is Thrift Store Decor Wednesday, so make sure your hang around to the end of the post to see the rest of the team's thrift store repurposes for the month!Printable InstructionsHow To Make Baking Soda Paint This quick and easy baking soda paint technique creates a textured pottery-like look.Looking for more Baking Soda Paint projects:Sadie Seasongoods created a clamshell bowl project using baking soda paint and a thrift store wooden bowl.
How to DIY an Antique Brass Finish
Easily add that timeless brass finish to your home decor without the hefty price tag.We’re sharing a table lamp makeover with a DIY antique brass finish.If you’ve been wandering up and down the home decor aisles lately, I am sure you’ve spotted something with a brass finish.I knew I wanted to give it a brass finish and after doing some research, decided to just give it a try.DIY Antique Brass Finish | The SuppliesDIY Antique Brass Finish | The ProcessSpray the entire lamp (or whatever your making over) with two coats of brass spray paint.
DIY Lamp Update
I am totally in love with this DIY Lamp Update.They got a good cleaning, new colored lamp shades, and a bit of a trim thanks to a sharp pair of scissors.You might remember seeing these gigantic lamps in this post about all the furniture I scored for our home office update.Back on the shelves the lamp shades went.Here are the original lamp shades in all their nubby carpet looking glory.