DIY Lamp Kits on Vases

DIY Lamp Kits on Vases
contributed by Unexpected Grace

***Disclaimer: Sorry for the blurry pictures taken with my droid.*** 

Ok so I am finally posting my lamp-scapade. If you remember from this post, I was on the hunt for a beautiful, inexpensive glass lamp for our master bedroom. Unfortunately after scouring every Teej, HomeGoods and Target in the southeast I was left with no such luck. On an adventure with my mom to my favorite, At Home in Homewood, I found these.

I’m pretty sure my mom thought I was nuts when I broke out my phone and started to giggle hysterically. A lamp kit plus an upside down vase equals my new masterpiece. At $250 a pop, I’m not sure if I was more excited about saving around $200 on my version or the fact that I finally have new perfect lamps. 

I snagged the glass vases from Ikea for $19.99, lamp kits from Walmart for $4, and burlap lamp shades from At Home for $25. I could have saved more on the lamp shades but I just fell in love with these. Next was some gorilla glue and patience. I mounted each kit to the top of the upside down vase. Both lamps still need finials. And it didn’t stop there. 

Next was a new lamp for the office. I recently found a end table for $35 at TJ Maxx that was a little shorter than the one on the other side of the couch. I really wanted a lamp that was tall enough to somewhat match the height of the other lamp. While and Ikea I found an amazing bright yellow glass vase but it was too short to make a lamp. Solution: buy two and gorilla glue together. Using the same process as my bedroom lamps I ended up with this.

2 glass vases from Ikea $8, lamp kit $4, and lampshade from Target on sale for $10. I love this lamp! Not bad for $30 bucks. 

One more. This week I found another awesome vase at TJ and of course was dying to make it into another lamp for the kitchen.

$7 for vase, $4 for lamp kit, and $12 for lampshade. I’m thinking about adding some fun fabric to the lampshade its too blah for its funky shaped base. 

So there ya go, 4 new fun and modern lamps simply using vases.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >I saw some tall post ones at a friend's house this weekend and having been trying to figure out how to drill through 30 inches of wood. Hey- maybe I don't need to! Good idea and thanks for sharing!

  2. >Those are fabulous!! What a great idea, and I really really love the yellow one- You'd never know those are two pieces made into one!

  3. >LOVE this!! I love that they didn't put the cord through the vase, this is what has kept me from using lamp kits in the past

  4. >Cool! I was not aware of lamp kits. A whole new world of possibilities have just opened up to me. Hehehe

  5. >You're a genius! Why didn't I think of an upside-down vase? Going to keep my eyes open from now on!

  6. >OK really just Gorilla Glue?? Whih type of Gorilla glue? Patience due to drying time? I sooo want to run out and get my supplies!! So many questions because can it be that simple?? Tell tell…