What can't you find in a hardware store? This book is a great find for DIY enthusiasts. Although the book is about hardware store items specifically, you might be surprised to learn how many items in your house are also just waiting to be repurposed.
Although I find books to be beautiful, they do take quite a bit of resources to make. This little number is actually a PDF that you can purchase online through the smart folks over at Curbly, saving resources and the hassle of shipping a heavy book.
For a $10 you can find out how to create one of those awesome lamps in the shape of a letter. The book features artwork, furniture making, lots of lighting, and decorative accents. They provide very easy step-by-step instructions on how to re-create these wonders with pictures of the finished products. I think it's a pretty good bet.
If you are interested, check it out on Curbly.