Have you ever thought about making a lamp? It seems difficult, that is, until I started looking up tutorials. I pictured a Flashdance scene with a torn, off-the-shoulder sweatshirt and lots of welding equipment, but it turns out you don’t need any of that (okay, maybe the sweatshirt). Actually, making a lamp is not that hard. It takes a bit of reading instructions and practice, but I’ve found some tutorials that will help you become a master in no time. One of my favorites was for these literary book page lamps. Aren’t they cool? I’ve rounded up a few others, in addition to some basic lamp revamps and shade DIYs that I discovered as well. Click through the jump to check out some DIY lamps!
Bar Cart 1 of 9Impress guests at your next party with a lamp that doubles as a bar cart.
Get the instructions at Better Homes and Gardens
Teacup Lamp 2 of 9This showpiece was created by drilling through teacups and a teapot - with a special diamond tile drill bit.
Learn how to make it at Vintage Revivals
Doily Pendant 3 of 9A doily pendant lamp made with wallpaper glue makes a big statement.
Find the how-to at Dos Family
Woven Wood 4 of 9Wood veneer is the secret ingredient in this cool lamp, made from scratch.
See how to do it yourself at Poppytalk
Paint Pen 5 of 9Decorate a boring lamp base with a Sharpie oil paint marker and freehand doodles.
Learn more about the project at Better Homes and Gardens
Map Shade 6 of 9It's very easy to adhere a map to a lamp shade with spray adhesive (Mod Podge works too!).
Get the instructions at Chez Larsson
Bold Brass 7 of 9This effect is created by hammering holes in brass sheets with a disc cutter.
Find the step-by-step at adventures of an almost 40 year old intern
Driftwood Lamp 8 of 9It doesn't get any easier than hot gluing driftwood around the base of a lamp to give it a unique look.
Visit the post at Tim Neve
Burlap Shade 9 of 9Burlap strips make a big difference on a boring lampshade.
See how it's done at Magans Lens
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