Lamp Bulb

Lamp Bulb
What do you do when life hands you a challenge? Or, more specifically, when life hands you an ugly lamp missing a matching swan head? 
 You decapitate the other swan and make it work, baby. 
 From Nicola, thanks for sharing!

What about when life doesn’t even hand you an ugly lamp, and all you get is the lightbulb? Well, tell life to shove it, and make that work too.

From Heather at Decor 4 Poor. Don’t even ask me how she did this, I have no idea!



  1. August 16, 2010 / 7:31 PM

    That lamp (as the “before”) would have been something I would have walked right past in a thrift shop and not given a second thought. I’m amazed (and jealous) at the creativity of some folks!

  2. August 16, 2010 / 8:02 PM

    What was the deal with the swan head anyway? The remodeled lamp is fab!

  3. August 16, 2010 / 8:09 PM

    It turned out so pretty!

  4. August 16, 2010 / 9:11 PM

    There are tutorials on line for making the light bulb vase. Just google it. The lamp is gorgeous and the vase is very cool.

  5. August 16, 2010 / 9:46 PM

    Hi, The lamp is mine, I got it for free as someone was going to throw it away, so I adopted it in the hope I could make it better! It was my first spray painted project and I am pleased with how it turned out.
    Many thanks for the lovely comments and for putting it on here, I love this site.

  6. August 17, 2010 / 12:21 AM

    Great job on the lamp. Very pretty and what a cute little bud vase made out of what? A light bulb? Cool!

  7. August 17, 2010 / 3:57 AM

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  8. August 17, 2010 / 3:59 AM

    OK…alright the bulb vase IS a classic…Fab!!!!

  9. August 17, 2010 / 8:40 PM

    Love the light bulb vase!! Just wondering if it wouldn’t be easier to make using a cear bulb??

  10. August 17, 2010 / 8:41 PM

    sorry, I meant clear bulb!

  11. August 17, 2010 / 9:07 PM

    This is decor4poor, it is easier to use a clear bulb, but if you use a white one just put a little bit of salt with a dash of water and swish it around.

  12. December 12, 2011 / 2:43 PM

    hi,love your before and afters,they are fantastic…BUT,when I scrolled down to the light bulb B&A, I put you in a totally super creative category…amazing!!!

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