Weekend DIY Project: Make A Lamp Out of Anything

DIY lamp making

This past Christmas, I was gifted an amazing mermaid vase I found at atwestend.com. It is so beautiful, but I can’t quite bring myself to fill it with water and watch as the flower stems crud up the inside of her. My solution? Turn her into a lamp! I’m a bit nervous about it, but, I think with the help of DIYlife and this easy instructional video hosted by celebrity carpenter Eric Stromer, I’ll be able to do it, no problem. Stay tuned for the lighted mermaid! For now, take a look at the how-to below, then try your hand at making a lamp of your own out of just about anything!

For photo how-to, visit DIYlife and click on the blue “Launch Step-by-Step Gallery” button.

Top photo: diylife.com, thumbnail photo: apartmenttherapy.com

Skaie Knox

Written by Skaie Knox

Decor/Design/Repurposing nerd and DIYer, freelance writer, and the editor-in-chief for HomeJelly. Skaie is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.

Add to the Conversation!

  • (will not be published)

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>