Revamp an Old Lamp or Make a New One
Want to revamp an old lamp or maybe even build a new one? It’s never been easier to tackle a lamp makeover with the amount of inspiration on the internet. We’ve searched high and low for easy lamp making ideas and DIY lamp projects to get the creative juices flowing.
These homemade lamp ideas cover all sorts of styles and budgets, some of which only require a can of spray paint to complete. The only thing limiting you at this point is your willingness to try something new. Just make sure no matter which project you choose, that you learn a bit about electrical work before you get started.
Turn a Large Bottle Into a Nautical DIY Lamp
There are so many DIY lamp ideas that it can be hard to know where to begin. The first thing to do is decide where you want the lamp to go in your home. Then you will be able to determine things like style, scale, and function. This recycled bottle lamp is large enough, that it works great as the only lamp on an entry table or console table.
Electrify a Galvanized Lantern
There are basic light kits on the market that can help you turn pretty much anything into a lamp. To make a galvanized lantern more functional in your home, electrify it, so it can let off much more light than a flameless candle. One thing to note on this project, though, is to be sure you pick the right kind of light bulb that can be in an enclosed space. Some bulbs, even LED ones, emit too much heat and can be a fire hazard.
Learn How to Build a Trestle Lamp
Any beginner woodworker has likely explored the idea of making a DIY lamp base. With designs like this one, it is actually very easy for non-woodworkers to make a DIY wood lamp. The wonderful thing about this project is that there are very clear and concise plans to follow included in the tutorial.
Transform a Vintage Fan Into a Desk Lamp
When it comes to making DIY lamps, the biggest limitation is your own creativity. If eclectic vintage style is up your alley, think of all the retro items that could be converted into a lamp. This vintage fan is a great example of how old items can be repurposed for entirely different uses.
Add a Rainbow to a Drab Floor Lamp
There are tons of lamp painting ideas out there, and you aren’t limited to just one idea. You can paint a DIY floor lamp today and decide a few months down the road that you want to paint it again. As long as you enjoy the main base of the lamp, the colors can change to suit your evolving home.
Craft an Expensive Designer Lamp for Less
Use a Music Stand to Make a Tripod Lamp Base
Transform a Mason Jar Into a Farmhouse Style Lamp
Distress a Coat of Paint for a Shabby Vintage Look
There are many ways that bloggers will teach you how to paint a lamp. One of the more time-consuming ways is to give your lamp base a distressed finish. Once you master this technique, you’ll be able to turn any lamp in your home into one that is much more rustic and vintage looking.
Add a Coat of Matte Black Paint to Update an Old Lamp
Old table lamps are often dated and unsightly, especially those we find at thrift stores. Give these lamps a simple and inexpensive makeover with a coat of matte black paint. The darker color will work to minimize any weird shapes or designs, which will help make it work in a much more modern space.
Update the Gold Finish on an Old Lamp
Make a Living Lamp Terrarium
Build an Industrial Lamp Using 2x4s
Do you want to build a lamp from scratch but are intimidated by the process? This is one of the most straightforward wood lamp base tutorials out there. Even if you don’t own a saw, you can still make this lamp. The base of this lamp is made with 2x4s, and most hardware or lumber supply stores will cut the pieces for you as long as you have the measurements.
Style an Eclectic Floor Lamp Using Old Denim and Maps
The best floor lamp makeover doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is certainly the case with this upcycled piece. This lamp transformation utilized some old jeans and paper maps to give this piece an eclectic boho feel. Consider wrapping an old floor lamp with scrap fabric to replicate this look.
Combine Concrete and Pipe for a Minimalist DIY Lamp
Most industrial lamps are simple and incorporate edison style bulbs. This DIY industrial lamp is made using plumbing fixtures that you can find at a local hardware store, and the base is poured concrete. Make sure whatever you opt to put the lamp on is sturdy because this lamp is a heavy one!
Make a Lamp that Combines Rustic and Industrial Style
This lamp makeover is a bit spooky in part due to the exposed shade. The base is wrapped with a thick manila rope and is versatile enough to go with a wide variety of styles. You don’t even need to mess with strong adhesives on this project. This DIYer adhered the rope using a hot glue gun.
Craft a See-Through Lamp With a Pop of Color
Paint a Lamp to Match Your Decor
Change the Color of a Basic Goose Neck Lamp
When you paint a metal lamp, the main thing you need to consider is the type of paint you use. Make sure you pick a spray paint that is specifically geared toward metal surfaces that get hot. Some paint might not hold up well given the amount of heat metal lamps conduct.21of 21