Junk Metal Pulley Lamp

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There is no question that Donna of Funky Junk Interiors lives up to her blog’s name. She has an amazing knack for taking legitimate junk and making it funky and fun and just plain awesome! With the help of an artist/welding friend, Donna created this crazy cool, functioning lamp out of a collection of metal odds and ends. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lamp with more character. Donna says it’s perfect for her “junk inspired home!”

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Turn a Log Into a Stacked Wood Slice Lamp

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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.

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Turn a Vase into a Coastal Glass Lamp

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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!

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Tripod Floor Lamp

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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!

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Teapot Lamp

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If you love a little whimsy, then this teapot lamp from Mandi at Vintage Revivals is going to rock your world! Not only is it fun and totally unique but provides a great way to showcase dishes and knickknacks. Mandi’s brilliant design is also completely interchangeable so special pieces can easily be changed out for the seasons.

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Glass Bottle Lamp

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Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage has long adored, but couldn’t afford, the glass bottle lamps at Pottery Barn. No matter how deep her love affair though, she simply could never justify paying $280 for a glass bottle and a shade! She can, however, buy a large discounted bottle from Michael’s, make a faux cork to top the bottle, tear apart an old lamp for parts, and turn it all into one convincing knock off!

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Glass Lantern Table Lamp

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Melissa from A Terrible Thing to Waste is in love with all things Pottery Barn, minus the prices, of course. She couldn’t get a glass lamp out of her mind and scoured shops for the right lantern to transform into her own DIY version. When that magical moment finally happened, Melissa got to work with a lamp kit, her drill, and some spray paint. For $69 she got a lamp almost identical to her $169 Pottery Barn inspiration and is a hundred dollars richer {wink}!

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Ceramic Flower Lamp

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Mary from At Home on the Bay knew she had struck gold when she found a pair of ceramic vases for only $9.99 each at HomeGoods. They had a pretty flower detail that reminded her of something you’d find at Anthropologie. Mary’s original thought was to paint the vases until she realized that they’d make [...Read More]