Although I have the greatest respect for individual artisans, there's still that nagging thought in the back of my brain that says, "Well, shucks! I think we can make that!" I love the well-loved nature of this discarded croquet-set-turned-lamp, but I'd like to think I could put one together myself.
When cruising your local thrift store, there's always one sad croquet set that's missing a ball or two, and maybe a mallet. And although it won't work for game play, it could be easily transformed into a cool new lamp for your space. All you'd need is a metal tube, a wiring kit and a block of wood to act as a base for your new project. Search thrift stores for a shade (or pick up a new one) and you're all set.
If you're not into doing a little DIY work, you can pick this one up for $340 at Uncommon Goods. Are there other summer games that would fit the bill? A stack of unloved Frisbees perhaps? Share your thoughts below!
(Image: Uncommon Goods)