Creating a custom lamp is a great way to add personality to your space and to use otherwise unwanted items in your decor. This great tutorial not only shows you how to create a tripod lamp, it gives you the basics you'll need to turn basically anything you have into a lamp.
Completed for only $30 this project creates a lamp out of something that would normally have gone in the trash bin. Kristine from The Painted Hive describes the versatility of her piece:
I especially like that the upper shaft and tripod base are both adjustable so the height and splay can be easily altered to best suit its chosen location. I've rarely seen industrial style tripod lamps like this selling for under $150 so for around $30 I'm pretty chuffed with my little re-invention – if I do say so myself.
Check out this fantastic tutorial over at The Painted Hive and use this weekend to make a lamp of your own!
(Image: The Painted Hive)