Round Up: 10 Crazy-Cool Upcycled Lamps

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

Have you noticed that people are turning just about anything into lamps these days? I'm not talking about plumbing supplies or tripods. No, I'm talking crazy-cool, I'da-never-thought-of-that-in-a-million-damn-years kind of stuff. So, without further ado, let's get started.

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Wannessa made this gorgeous lamp out of rolled-up tubes of newspaper.

Katarina Britse's spherical chandelier is made of--wait for it--rubber gloves. 

If you were an Atari aficionado, then Cebu Capucinis's lamp will probably make you squeal. It's made out of an old 2600 console and 12+ games. The shade too is constructed of game box art. 

Along the same vein, check out this pendant lamp constructed of old Epson boxes.

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We've seen lamps made of old CDs and DVDs before, but this one is particularly successful. (That shade doesn't hurt either.)

An accent lamp made of pop tabs? Sure.

created at: 09/10/2012

This vintage art deco lamp doesn't offer a breeze anymore, but it does provide for some interesting mood lighting. It's available to purchase at Patworks' Etsy shop for $200.

Homemade upcycled vintage art deco fan lamp for beautiful mood lighting.

Stacie took a few old SLRs out of her collection and made this lamp, complete with a color slide lampshade. Click here to see how she made both. 

How to Make a Camera Lamp

Or how about a little Polaroid Land Camera mood lighting? LOVE.

Vintage Polaroid Land Camera Lamp polalampAnd, finally, the Teddy Bear Lamp. I do hope old Ted has had a bath in fire retardant.

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