DIY Lighting Ideas

Transforming vases and other decorative items into table lamps are a great way to use items that may not get much use otherwise.

This is a great example of to give life to a vase that previously went unused. It will now get significantly more use as a table lamp and is an original you won’t find anywhere else!

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Between Naps on the Porch
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/make-a-lamp-from-a-beautiful-vase-or-figurine/

You can also make a great floor lamp that doubles as an end table. Find simple wooden box or an end table, and with a few more materials you can follow these instructions for a one-of-a-kind lighting piece!

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finished lamp doubling as end table

Shelterness
http://www.shelterness.com/diy-floor-lamp-combined-with-a-bedside-table/

To add give your lamp a new look, an easy way to do that is to recover the shade. You can do this with wallpaper or fabric for instant pizazz.

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recovered lampshade using wallpaper

House to Home
http://www.housetohome.co.uk/articles/how-to-cover-a-lampshade-with-wallpaper-country-craft-ideas_523973.html

Here, at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, we have a wide variety of vases that could easily be turned into lamps.

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a few vases available at ReStore

There are also many different furniture pieces that could easily be transformed into your very own floor lamp.

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end table option for lamp at ReStore
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end table lamp option at ReStore

To recover lampshades, we have a huge selection of wallpaper.

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a few wallpaper options at ReStore

Come on out and see what you can find!

9100 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Monday-Saturday  9:00am-5:00pm

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