Before & After: A Dumpster Lamp Gets a New Life

It takes talent to spot an old rusted lamp in a dumpster and see it for what it really is: an opportunity for a DIY project that could light up a room! Paula only took a few steps to make over this lamp she found in the trash, but definitely turned it into a simple and sophisticated treasure for her family room.

From Paula:

Last summer while I was at the beach, I found a lamp in a dumpster. I liked its shape and size and knew that with a little effort I could give it a new life. After sanding the metal parts and giving the lamp a good cleaning, a few coats of spray paint was all this lamp needed to become the star of my family room.

See more of this project on Paula's blog.

Thank you Paula!

(Image credits: Paula Skulina)