This was a project were I forced myself to be creative and turn cheap pieces into something good looking. Everything started with a Fräck mirror frame that I had leftover from my wood stick mirror project. There was so much potential… so what to do with it? I decided to make an industrial lamp and went to a thrift store to find something to use. I was so lucky: I found everything I needed… and the cost was two euros total! Here are my lamp parts:
I had the Fräck mirror frame and a wooden candlestick, a tin can, and a lamp cord bought from the thrift store. I cut off the top of the candlestick and painted the base black. Then I drilled some holes to the tin can so that i could attach it to the mirror frame and the lamp cord. Then the mirror frame was attached to the black painted base. Easy! Here’s the finished industrial style lamp:
Pretty cute, isn’t it! It makes nice indirect light when pointed towards a white wall and looks great even when the light isn’t on. Good reminder to use more creativity and to challenge myself more often!
This makeover is very simple. I had Ikea Nyttja photo frames which cost 2,95 euros for the pack of two. My goal was to make the frames look better and more unique. I used the same fire starter sticks I used for this round wood stick mirror project. I cut them the right size and painted them black with basic acrylic paint. After they dried I used fine grit sandpaper to distress the edges just a bit and then glued them to the frame. This is the after:
I think it looks so much better! You could also glue the wood pieces first and then spray paint the frames one color. Using a narrow wood trim instead of these wooden sticks would also look so good!