PB Inspired Craigslist Lamp Makeover

PB Inspired Craigslist Lamp Makeover

Amanda found the goofy lamp pictured above courtesy of Craig and transformed it into the PB inspired lamp pictured below. The original costs $269, whereas Amanda's knock off set her back $29.34. (Can I get a 'whoop-whoop' for Amanda?!)

created at: 01/24/2011

To replicate her outstanding results, we'll need a eyesore of a lamp, but lucky for us, Craigslist (and thrift stores and garage sales) is populated heavily with such things.

Here's a list of materials Amanda used for the project: 


  • Old light fixture, $15
  • S-hooks, $1.09
  • 3 one-foot sections of chain, $1.62
  • 3/14" 24 gauge steel hanger strap, $1.64
  • Large vase, $10
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Paint, on hand
  • Gorilla glue, on hand


For the entire tute, head on over to The Hand Me Down House.

Here's a pic of the inspiration. What do you think? Does Amanda's knock off measure up?


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