Inventor’s Bell Jar Lamp

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I can’t help but get excited when I come across a knock-off that’s totally unique and fun, and this lamp from Jessica at Mad In Crafts is all that and more! Jessica designed her “steampunk-style, industrial accent lamp” using a secondhand bell jar from Goodwill and metal odds and ends from her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. She spent  only $20 on materials, which is a far cry from the $1298 price tag of her inspiration!

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Modern Tripod Lamp from Piping

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Even a cross-country move cannot squelch the design and DIY savvy of Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey. The girl is uber talented! Sarah busted just enough of her tools out of boxes to create this modern tripod floor lamp from copper piping. DIYing an entire lamp may sound challenging, but believe me when I say that Sarah’s tutorial makes it as easy as pie!

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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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IKEA Mirror to Accordion Wall Lamp

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Lindsay from Life of Splendor was in love with the idea of adding accordion sconces to both sides of her master bed. However, we all know that it simply wasn’t happening at $180 a pop. Especially when Lindsay had a plan for using the parts from a $4.99 IKEA mirror to create her own stylish lamps. I love Lindsay’s outside-the-box thinking for this project, and the end result is simply stunning!

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DIY Pendant Light Made from… Bowls?!?

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This DIY pendant light made by Jessica at Mad in Crafts is so sleek and chic you’d never guess it actually started as… two cheap plastic bowls! Crazy, huh? Jessica gave her Dremmel a workout drilling all the holes into the bowls to create the modern geometric design. She says, “…for the cost of a few plastic bowls and a lamp kit, we now have a chic hanging accent light that looks much more expensive than it is!”

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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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