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 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.
If you like this project, check out my DIY Plug-in Wall Sconce.