And here we thought plungers were only good for one thing! Cityup uses the ubiquitous toilet unclogger to make a modern and--dare I say?--stylish lamp. Cityup has identified the project as an 'up-cycled' one, but I'd probably opt for a new plunger if I were going to make it, because the idea of repurposing a previously-used plunger makes me gag. So what else do you need? This stuff:
- lamp cord
- lamp socket
- zip tie
- dremel & small drill bit
- 9 watt CFL bulb
- this link to the instructable
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