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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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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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

DIY wood slice 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.

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Thrift Store Honeycomb Lamp Makeover

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Megan from Homemade Ginger had been looking for a solid set of table lamps for her office desk but didn’t want to spend much money. After diligently looking at thrift stores for months, she found a set of honeycomb lamps that needed some TLC. With some spray paint, a little tweaking, and a modern lamp shade, these lamps look like new ones worth hundreds of dollars!

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Painted Lamps for a Pop of Color

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Angie of Angie’s Roost wanted to add a pair of task lamps to her work area, but the West Elm ones she was eyeing were too tall and, not surprisingly, too expensive. She found a shorter, more budget-friendly version at Target; however, they didn’t offer the bold color choices that Angie found appealing. That’s nothing a can of spray paint couldn’t fix! Angie gave her lamps a paint job “a la West Elm” and says the hardest part of the project was deciding on a color.

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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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Best of PB #8: French Script Lampshade with a Sharpie

French script lampshade

Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage had a plain Target lamp shade lying around and decided to add a little pizzazz to it with some French script images and a fin tip Sharpie. The end product however, turned out to be a pretty close knock off to a Pottery Barn shade… who knew! Jeannine’s lampshade looks so amazing that it’s hard to believe it’s actually a very simply process!

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