{ DIY lamp }

I frequently go to an auction near my house.
When I saw this baby up for grabs, I grabbed it. 

I'm not sure what it was originally used as. But it looked like the perfect lamp base to me.

Lucky for me, this part was already welded on for me. Along with the whole.

But the hole needed to be a little bit larger to fit the lamp part into it.

You can buy a lamp kit at any hardware store. ( I have no photo of a lamp kit for you because I have no patience, and I never took the time to take a photo.)
Thread the wire from your kit up through the base.

Add this little do-hickey before you thread the wire through the metal thingy.

The end of your wire will stick out the bottom of the lamp base - like this...

Find an old lamp shade at your local thrift store, and shred it to pieces. Follow the instructions on the lamp kit and attach the shade to the harp.
(Sorry, no pictures of the lamp kit. But, it's really so simple you don't need them)

Add a little something extra to your shade and you'll have this...


  1. AH-MA-ZING! You are so talented!

    1. thanks Colleen! totally flattered coming from YOU! Hope your having a great summer.

  2. How fun!!! I love the Bingo Cards for a touch of whimsy :)

    Can't wait to meet you at Haven!

  3. Well, it's unique - I'll say that much! Not quite my cup of tea though!



Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, designer, DIYer and owner of The Painted Home, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.


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