Tuesday, April 19, 2011

cheapest lamp embellishment stand

Ok this may not be an ideal way to create an embellishment stand but I promise it's the cheapest. First I went to our community wide garage sale a couple of weeks ago and searched for a lamp that was tallish and thin. Next I looked for a good sized lampshade. I pulled the cord and bulb holder parts out and put the shade on top of the stand and then rigged it so that the fennial would stay on top. I spray painted the whole thing white and attached my embellishments with paperclips. Not that I had planned on the paperclips. Ideally I was going to get the nice clips from Joanns but I tried 2 JoAnns and neither had any. Michaels and Hob Lob don't carry them... so I had no choice. You know I am not a patient person so I would not be ordering online and waiting for them to get here. LOL!

I got the lamp for $4, the shade for $3, the Krylon paint was in the garage but I think they are usually about $4, and I found the paperclips in Dh's desk :). So yeah, I paid $7 total and this thing works pretty darn well. Figaro even slept next to it and did a little playing and it didn't fall over. Well, it hasn't fallen over yet.

Here are my photos along the way in case you want to give it a go.






36 comments:

Ashly said...

AMAZINGLY simple idea!!!! I was trying to think of something like this, but just kept thinking how I could make a lazy susan work. DUH thanks for getting me over my brain fart!! and thanks for sharing.

katskraps4kids said...

OH MY HANKER DANKER!!!!!

That is IN-flippin-Genius Girlie!!!

WOW! Just. WOW! I am SO dang impressed. SO much cheaper than clip it up- and much cuter too! And if you really wanted- you could just buy the clips from an office supply place too but the paperclips are so much cheaper.

tsf!

Heidi Smith said...

that turned out really well! the base is gorgeous!

Laurie Zeller said...

GENIUS!!! What an awesome idea!! So very clever. It ends up being so much cuter than anything you could purchase simply because of the lamp design.

Fi said...

OMG what a great idea, may have to go out to my 2nd hand shops and see what I can find.

scrapbookertink said...

What a fabulous idea, so creative.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh! I'm loving this wonderful Clip-it-up lamp....I'm looking for a lamp this weekend to make one. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT. And it is so PRETTY!!

Lauren said...

Amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing this incredibly clever and creative idea. I suspect there are suddenly going to be a whole lot of these popping up in people's scrap rooms :-)

Michelle said...

Now if thats not the most creative idea ever! Love this, and it turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Jana said...

So cute!

Cassandra Cooper said...

LOVE IT!

What a great idea and it is super stylish as well! enJOY!

joeygirl86 said...

Omg!! Great idea..I gotta do this!

Linda-isms All The Rage said...

amazing idea...beautiful

Gail said...

very very cool. . . i love the shabby chic look!

TFS!

Leanne said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing..x

Stephanie said...

so incredibly CLEVER. I am totally going to try this!

Geli Duncan said...

WOw! I'm off to the op shop to get me one of those. Thanks for sharing this fab idea!

Patty said...

What a super idea!

missybossy65 said...

What a genius idea, I love it!!! :0)

Shelly P said...

Awesome. This will so be in my scrapbooking room very soon :o)

Vannessa said...

That is cool. I love how the ones on the top of the lampshade keep them in sections too!!!

Bobbi said...

Nice Susan, I see one of these in my future.....I think the paper clip idea is perfect, I won't have to worry about ordering or using or losing expensive clips!!

Bobbi

Rhonda said...

What a fabulous idea!! LOVE it!

sue morris said...

This is absolutely BRILLIANT!! I just LOVE this!

Ticklish Moose said...

LOL- I actually own one of those exact green lampshades! great idea you crafty GENIUS!!

evlin95 said...

super idée !

colleen h said...

this is a great idea, thanks

stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

brilliant!

Sandra said...

This is just so so clever, I had to interrupt my husband to show him lol

debmuc said...

Oh girl thankyou for coming up with this and sharing it. Just couldn't make myself spend the money they want for those manufactured ones. I also shared your page in my craft room (Deb's Craft Room on fb.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/108947625829800/

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Geli said...

super cool idea!

needleup said...

Now this is great. I hope I can find something close to it at the thrift store.

needleup said...

What a great idea. I hope I can find something close at the thrift store.

Stephenie said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.