Saturday, May 20, 2017

Upcycled Solar lamp

Not long ago I was browsing Pinterest. Ok, to be honest, I'm always browsing Pinterest but for the purpose of this post we're talking about a couple of weeks ago. Any way I saw this picture and fell in love with the idea.  The source for this project is Thee kiss of life
 So as much as I liked these I didn't have any lamps like that and I figured any I found in a thrift store most likely would be more money than I was willing to pay.

Imagine my surprise then when about a week later I was driving up my street and saw not one but two lamps sitting next to someone's garbage can on the curb.

I pulled over and scooped those babies up.


This is the one I made. The other one still needs painted and I want to check Lowes or Home Depot to see if I can find a different solar light for the top. I'm not totally happy with this one but it was all Walmart had when I was there.

Now I just need to decide where I want to put them.

13 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, this is so clever!!! You did a great job!

Sandra said...

a small table on you deck, does it get sun to power it after dark? this is really cool... those people should have donated those lamps but I am happy for you that you got them FREE.... painted like this they even make great candle holders... keep on pinteresting.....

Mildred said...

What a neat idea. You did a great job. Can't believe your luck!

Marg said...

Good find. I like the way you fixed them up. Well done. Have a great day.

Sandee said...

How fun. You're so very clever.

Have a fabulous day off. Big hug to you and my very best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Connie said...

Ann, this is a fabulous idea. Thank for sharing it.

Pam Jackson said...

Great job....yes, I have done the "grab things up from the curb" thing myself. I love it when someone reads my mind and they put out something that I have been wanting....I mean needing!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a cute idea!

Out on the prairie said...

WOW, now I will be looking. Wait I just got rid of a few and never would have imagined.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

FANTASTIC!!!
I know now what I'm gonna be looking for while I drive by during 'trash pick up days' around here!

Great job Ann...seriously.

Sharkbytes said...

These are great!

Katie Sews said...

I'm like you always lurking around on Pinterest. Don't discount he solar lights from Walmart - we bought some 4 years ago thinking we would just toss them in a year and they are still going strong even thru winter!

Reeni Pisano said...

Those turned out great! I would never be able to look at lamps and picture what you made. You're awesome. :)

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