Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label DIY lamp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY lamp. Show all posts

Upcycle: Paint stirrer lamp shade

Stir up some new lighting with this awesome how-to from Serendipity Refined.

Upcycle: Yarn-bomb a lamp shade!

A simple, retro-tastic makeover worthy of a bow. Elycia shares the instructions in a guest post at One Sheepish Girl.


DIY: Paper-cord lampshade...



Early last year, a beautiful ball lamp shade created using doilies and a balloon burst (!) onto the blogosphere and I've seen nothing that compares ... until now.  This creation, care of Inspirera Mera requires very little material and the spun-web effect is fresh and really modern. The tutorial is in both Swedish and English with lots of great pics. The one issue for US readers seems to be the "paper cord" used.  It looks a lot like paper raffia to me but we do get twisted paper cord in the US. Please leave a comment if you have a better idea ... or know a good US source!




Repurpose: Vintage camera lamp / slide shade ...


Welcome to my first-ever themed week... five posts about repurposing old cameras, 35mm film etc.  At some point you might see the header "putting a positive spin on negatives" because I can't resist.  There might be at least one actual tutorial from your's truly.  And maybe a giveaway.  Another first for me  :)

To start the week with a bang, I present the completely amazing lamp created by Stacie Grissom blogging at Stars for Streetlights.  I'm mesmerized by this thing. And it's doable thanks to her superb instructions.