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

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


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

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

a few vases available at ReStore

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

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

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

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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