This DIY tripod floor lamp may be the easiest DIY project I have ever done. It took me about 5 minutes to make this lamp.
I am also getting ready for a challenge that includes several other bloggers where we makeover a room for under $100. For this challenge, I am going to makeover my teenage son’s room.
I want the room to have an industrial look that I see everywhere now. When I look at the lamp in the picture above, I realize that this lamp can be made instead of purchased brand new. Knowing that I will have to make several trips to thrift stores in my area, I set out to find the things that I need.
I immediately saw an old telescope at the first thrift store, and I could not believe that the stand looks exactly like the lampstand that I see on my favorite decorating sites. The Thrift Store has it priced $6.99, and I got a little more off that with a coupon that I had.
I found this electrical clamp lamp at the Thrift Store for $1.99 but you can purchase a new one at any home improvement store or Walmart. They are usually around $15.
Remove the telescope from the stand with a screwdriver and clamp the clamp lamp to the stand. That’s it. Super easy!
I love the look of my DIY tripod lamp because I only spent $9. Also, it only takes about 15 minutes to make it! These lamps are normally priced from $200 and up.
Amanda at The Kolb Corner says
Wow! I would have never dreamed you used a telescope base and a clamp on lamp. Great job!
Thanks Amanda! Thanks also for putting the challenge together!
This looks great! Finding a telescope base was just what you needed for this project. I’ll bet that your son really likes this.
Oh Wow did you ever hit the jackpot on this thrift store find. I think these are the coolest lamps.
Michelle James says
You rocked it! $9 for this lamp is amazing! So creative & such a great piece for your son’s room!
Lynn Spencer says
Sherry, this lamp is fantastic, especially for a young man’s room. How lucky were you that you found that telescope! Are you doing anything with the actual telescope? Brilliant upcycle my friend.
Hugs and looking forward to seeing you in August!
Absolutely love!! And the bargain price…..oh my word! I think your son is going to LOVE his room makeover!!
What??!! Who knew it could be that easy! I’ve been wanting a tripod lamp for a long time. I have a tripod but haven’t done anything with it because I thought it would be so much more difficult! I need to check out mine and see if it’s like yours now… crossing my fingers!
Thank you and good luck with your lamp!
Erlene A says
Those were amazing thrift store finds! I can’t believe you only spent $9! This totally looks like a $200 lamp and I would have never guessed the parts came from a thrift store. Fabulous makeover!
It kinda reminds me of the Pixar Lamp. I love it, way to be creative.
Mary-the boondocks blog says
Love this Sherry. It looks so cool next to that MCM piece and brings us back to another time.
I love it Sherry, this is such a cool lamp! I can’t believe it was that easy to built it! A wonderful piece!
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
ARG! This would fit in with our decor so well! I need great thrift shops like you have. Ours don’t supply such great finds,but I will be looking cause this is gorgeous! I love it. You have such a fun creative mind, I can’t wait to see what your son’s room ends up looking like, I’m sure it will be a huge hit!
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
What a neat lamp Sherry! You are very creative. Can’t believe that you made it for $9 and they sell for $200. You did a fantastic job.
Gorgeous Lamp and what a find in the thrift store – thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday
I love your lamp. The tripod was a great find! Thanks for sharing at the Talk of the Town party!
Found this on the DIY Collective link up…this is soooooo awesome. That tripod was a super good find…and for only a few bucks?! Awesome project, very nice work 🙂
This is super cool. I think my 16 year old would totally dig this in his room.
You rocked this telescope makeover, Sherry!! It looks like if it just came out of a decor shop, but you only spent $9 on it! Really cool!
Nikki Gwin says
That is a great copy cat idea! Love it.
Sarah - Craft Invaders says
This is such a great up-cycling project – I’d love one of these!
That lamp is incredible, and I cannot believe how inexpensively you made it!
Love this stylish DIY Idea1
Angie ambient wares says
Beautiful in look and cost!
Rebecca West says
Can I just say I love every ideas yo and your blog friends have created out of upcycled finds? What a cool idea! Thanks for linking up at Welcome Home Wednesdays, hope to see you again this week!
Julie Briggs says
What a genius idea – thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Christina Makri says
This is an excellent idea!!! I found you through Sweet Inspiration Link Party and I need to explore your blog. Have a wonderful day 🙂
Such an on trend idea. I have loved Pottery Barn’s version for several years. You had a great eye for seeing what that could become. Thanks for joining our link party too and bringing along all the other bloggers on your link! So much to explore.
Boy, Now I know what I’ll be looking for at my thrift stores!! There is a version of this at Restoration Hardware for several hundred dollars, but I like your price a lot better!!!
Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared.
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This is so awesome and easy, no wonder I never would have thought of making this…LOL!
This was an awesome upcycle! So many people pay top dollar for this look, love your creativity! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.
Sherry Nappa says
Great upcycle! I love to repurpose things. It’s a creative thing.
This looks terrific, Sherry! What a wonderful repurposed project. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
Sara Syrett says
Love this!! I picked you as my feature at Merry Monday! Have a great weekend!
La Maison Jolie says
Absolutely gorgeous and so clever!!!
Kim Six says
This is fabulous! I’ve decided to feature it this week on You’re Gonna Love it! I am so excited! Thanks for sharing!