Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House was having a hard time deciding on a lamp for her son’s big boy room. That is until she came across an adorable truck lamp from Pottery Barn – that cost $139! Amanda immediately thought of Hobby’s Lobby’s selection of metal trucks and shares at Simply Kierste […Read More]
You all are no strangers to Sarah M. Dorsey Design’s seriously drool-worthy knock offs. The girl always hits it out of the park, and this geometric lamp base she recently created is no exception. Sarah constructed the geometric base using a custom template (which she kindly shares) and mat board. Yep, that means the only tool you need is an X-acto knife. And thanks to Sarah’s thriftiness in using a secondhand lamp and budget-friendly mat board, this stunning lamp only costs $11 to make. Wow!
With a little elbow grease and determination, Kristen from Down Home Inspiration made this gorgeous rope knot lamp that she simply can’t get enough of. And how can you blame her? It is every bit as lovely as her Pottery Barn inspiration but only cost $25 to make. Kristen says, “Wanna make one of your own? It’s not anywhere near as challenging as you might think. In fact, I made mine in an afternoon and was basking in it’s glow by that evening.”
Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs always blows me away with her UH-mazing DIY projects and design skills. The girl is good! So good in fact that she and her husband David created their own set golden faceted lamp bases out of MDF… for only about $11 a piece. David has already figured out all those tricky angles, so the hard part is done. You can just get your MDF and cut and glue your way to DIY gorgeous geometric lamps!
As soon as Jessica from Fit and Crafty saw a beautiful stacked base lamp on Pinterest, she was in love! Unfortunately, the link led her straight to a $600 price tag, which was much too pricey for her budget. That just meant a DIY was in order, which wasn’t a problem for Jessica who had tackled lamp sockets in the past. Jessica tracked down some free firewood on Craigslist, sliced up the logs, and turned them into a set of stylish lamps.
Lisa from Salt March Cottage has been working to rebuild and refurnish her beach cottage which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Understandable, controlling costs is a must. Lisa fell hard for a demijohn jug lamp with burlap shade, but the $269 stood in the way of Lisa and her dream lamp. Lisa knew that didn’t mean she couldn’t make a similar coastal style lamp and did just that with a vase from Home Goods and some items from the hardware store. Thanks to Lisa’s resourceful knock-off she saved a whopping $221!
The minute Julie from Do or DIY saw Restoration Hardware’s tripod floor lamp, she knew she had to have it. Well, maybe not RH’s almost $1400 lamp, but a very similar DIY version! Julie wanted it to have that antique vibe, so she took to Craigslist to find an old wooden tripod that was used for mounting telescopes. Husband Chris took over the electrical work, and the lamp was complete! It turns out that Julie and Chris’ lamp cost less than even the sales tax of the Restoration Hardware version!