Thursday, July 16, 2009

DIY Glass Lamp

Like I mentioned, I've been wanting a glass lamp for a while now. But, as you saw in the last post about glass lamps, the price tag is high, and I simply just wasn't willing to pay it.

So, while walking around Goodwill, I found this lamp base:


It was so plain.. I though maybe, just maybe I'd be able to be able to make something out of it. And for $3.99? It was placed in my cart.

And then the inspiration hit. Hurricane vases!

I played around with a few different ones I found on the shelves until I found these three (ignore cake stand):A little hot glue and a 39 cent lamp shade, also from Goodwill, and this is what I came up with:


It's perfect! And I love it WAY more than the other lamps because of the price tag: $8!! Not bad, eh?

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This post is linked up @ ASPTL, Bloggeritaville, and The Shabby Chic Cottage

19 comments:

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a smart idea! That looks great. Creative thinkers always amaze me.

Thanks for linking up today!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Ooh! That is so smart! You would never know that's what it was made of. I love it!

I have a Goodwill lamp hiding in my garage. Hubby gets a little skeeved out by such shopping excursions. I usually make it over then tell him it came from Target. Backwards, I know :)

Kim said...

I love it! I've been on the hunt for some glass lamps for my bedroom and something like this would be perfect! Awesome project! :o)

Sara said...

Very cute. It wouldn't have occurred to me to do that. Clever!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

That is soooo smart. Clever! I would've never thought of that! Its so pretty. Great mind!Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, my friend!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

denisemarie said...

OMG, it is awesome..I can't believe you came up with that right there in the store! You go girlie!!

Denise

pk @ room remix said...

Cannot believe you made that for $8! awesome...

Embellished Bayou said...

OMG Fabulous!! I also can't believe you just came up with that right in the store, great job!

Becky said...

That looks great! And so clever! Gotta love Goodwill.

Jessica said...

That looks awesome!

Domestic Lola said...

GENIUS! I too am looking for glass lamps for my MB makeover. Never would have thought of this. Thank you for sharing, it looks great! :)

Lindsay said...

GET OUT! GENIOUS.

Charlotte Sometimes said...

That is so clever!!
Well done, I'm a bit in awe now.

Jasmine said...

This is just one of the reasons I LOVE to read your blog! your amazing!!!!

Beth said...

This is such a great idea! Love it :).

Join the Gossip said...

WHAT?! That's awesome! It's so beautiful, I would have never guessed you made it for such a low-cost!

Stacie said...

I love it! Now, I'll be looking at those ugly lamps in Goodwill in a whole new light!

Lucy Marie said...

Wow, you continue to amaze me.

Prost to the Host said...

Love it! You are so creative. I would have never thought this lamp was made of hurricanes.