It is time for the Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge, and I made this DIY Chandelier Floor Lamp that I am in love with. This is a challenge where a group of 30 bloggers take an item from the thrift store and turn it into something useful and beautiful.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul http://http://ducttapeanddenim.com/ http://cmongetcrafty.com/
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This is the easiest project that I have done since we started this challenge. Usually, I take items from the Thrift Store and turn it into something completely different.
Lamp from Restoration Hardware
You can purchase this Pier 1 lamp.
This time I used two expected items to make this floor lamp but the beauty of this project is that it cost me $15 instead of $841 that I would pay at Restoration Hardware for a chandelier floor lamp.
I found the chandelier at my favorite thrift store and a few of the strands of beads had come loose but it was so simple to put back on. Thrift Stores always have floor lamps and most of the lamps would work for this project. The chandelier need to have a plug in cord to work.
I just recently got a spray paint shelter from HomeRight and I wish that I had this for the past 20 years. I am using a hanging clothes rack to hold my chandelier so that I can spray paint it. I sprayed the stand and the chandelier with one coat of primer and two coats of white paint. I choose to paint it white so that it would match my bedroom.
I cut the cord off of the floor lamp because it does not need to work. The chandelier has a switch on the plug so the chandelier works. You don’t need for the floor lamp to work, it just holds the working chandelier.
Here is one from Amazon that is similar to the one I used.
Are you ready for the assembly?
I slipped the chandelier over the floor lamp.
It fit into the socket perfectly. I did not need to attach it because it is in there securely.
I can’t stop staring at my DIY Chandelier Floor Lamp in the corner of my bedroom because it looks so elegant! I can’t wait to go thrift shopping for next month’s challenge. Don’t forget to visit my friend’s blogs and see what they have created.