In my opinion, one can never have enough great lamps. These DIY lamp ideas for lamp makeovers, building your own lamps, creating your own lampshades and more are sure to give you a “lightbulb” moment.
I have a serious obsession with lamps. In fact, many would say I’m a lamp hoarder.
And they’re right. I totally am a lamp hoarder. I never leave a good one behind.
One of my favorite things about lamps though, is that they can easily be made over or made from objects you might already have on hand. And just to prove my point, I thought I’d showcase some of my favorite lamp ideas.
Make a lamp out of a bottle.
Learn how easy it is to make a lamp out of an old bottle here!
Make a lamp out of books!
Learn how to make a lamp out of books from The Shabby Creek Cottage!
Give a tripod a second life.
Breathe new life into an old music tripod with this tutorial from The Painted Hive on how to turn one into a lamp.
Reach for some scrap wood.
If you have some salvaged or scrap wood lying around, you can turn it into a lamp with these instructions from Burlap & Denim.
Lamp Painting and Lamp Makeover Ideas
Reach for light and bright colors.
How about a little lamp painting? This lamp got a breath of new life with pink, yellow and white. See how I did it here.
Get your Kate Spade on.
Give an old lamp new life with a Kate Spade inspired twist!
Add some bright blue to your life with this aqua spray painted lamp makeover idea!
Grab your wrapping paper!
Update a basic lamp with a roll of cheap wrapping paper with this tutorial form At Home with the Barkers!
DIY Lampshade Ideas
Make your own lampshade!
Get creative with electrical tape!
Give cowhide a spin!
Learn how to recover an existing lampshade with faux cowhide here!
Reach for some balsa wood.
Give a lamp shade a modern twist with this DIY balsa wood lamp shade from Pomp and Circumstance.
Got any trim lying around?
Give your lampshade a touch of class by trimming them out with greek key trim like Honey We’re Home Did.
Give your lamps a vintage twist.
Love the vintage shabby chic look? Then see how My Blessed Life made over this lamp.
DIY Lamp Finial Ideas
Give it a glam touch!
Hands down, one of my favorite lamp ideas for dressing up your lamps is to top it off with a lamp finial. Give your lamps a touch of glam with this tutorial for how to make a crystal lamp finial!
Agates are always a good idea.
If crystals aren’t your thing, then maybe agates are. How about topping off your lamps with one of these DIY Agate Slice Lamp Finials?
Other Ideas for Dressing Up Your Lamps
Everything is better with tassels.
Make these lamp tassels in under five minutes to add a little somethin-somethin to your lamps!
Add an unexpected pop of color.
Give your lamp an unexpected twist by making the cord pop with this idea from Vintage Revivals.
Have you done any of your own DIY lamp makeovers?
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