Thrift Store Tripod Floor Lamp

Karen from Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza has long loved tripod lamps, but they are usually pretty pricey. The one she had been admiring at Pottery Barn was a whopping $469! Yikes! Karen hit the jackpot when she a wooden surveyors’ tripod at my favorite thrift store for $4 and immediately knew she could turn it […Read More]

Glass Bottle Lamp

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 […Read More]

Vintage Truck Lamp

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]

Geometric Table Lamp Without Power Tools

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!


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Nautical Rope Knot Lamp for $25

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.”

rope knot lamp

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DIY Geometric Faceted Lamp Base

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!

diy geometric lamp

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Junk Metal Pulley Lamp

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!”

junk lamp

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Turn a Log Into a Stacked Wood Slice Lamp

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.

DIY wood slice lamps

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