DIY Room Decor: How To Upcycle a Thrift Store Lamp

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Looking for a quick project for a kid's room? Here's a thrift store lamp that goes from plain to precious in minutes with some vinyl stickers.

Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes
Project Cost: under $25 ($5 lamp $20 shade)

What You Need


  • Thrift store lamp
  • Lamp shade
  • Vinyl


  • Silhouette Cameo (or scissors)


1. Upload your shapes to the Cameo, or print out.

2. Cut them out onto craft vinyl, or trace onto the back of the vinyl and cut with scissors.

3. Stick them on your thrift store lamp and add a new shade.

Thanks, Danielle!

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(Image credits: 2 Little Superheroes)