I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
I am also getting ready for a challenge that includes several other bloggers where we make over a room for under $100, and I am going to make over my teenage son’s room. I paid $40 for this thrifted mid-century modern chest and a side table that matches so I am trying to decorate the rest of his room without spending much money.
I wanted a tripod floor lamp like I have seen on West Elm and Black Mango’s website (you can click on the highlighted link if you want to order this product).
I wanted something like this tripod lamp shown above. I saw this picture on a vintage lamp site.
I found an old telescope at the thrift store, and I could not believe that the stand looks exactly like the lamp stand that I had been seeing on my favorite decorating sites. The Thrift Store had it priced $6.99, and I got a little more off that with a coupon that I had.
You can purchase the tripod lamp with the dome shade here.
I could have placed a dome shade on top but that is not the look that I wanted for my son’s room. I wanted a theater lamp or something industrial for the lamp. I found this electrical clamp lamp at the Thrift Store for $1.99 but you can purchase a new one here for around $16.
I removed the telescope from the stand with a screwdriver, and I clamped the clamp lamp to the stand. Super easy!!!
I love the look of my DIY tripod lamp because I only spent $9 and it took me about 15 minutes to make it! These lamps are normally priced from $200 and up. I would say this is a great thrift store upcycle.
Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!
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