Saturday, November 27, 2021

Do It Over Designers - November

    Do it Over Designers

I am joining Ann, from Apple Street Cottage, for Do It Over Designers, where we transform something that needs a makeover!

This lamp blew over in the wind by an open window one day.  As I was taking it apart to put it into the trash, I decided to keep a few pieces for a project.

I cut the electrical cord and unscrewed a few of the pieces:

I kept the finial, base....

...and a middle section:

My first idea was to stack them for a candle stick, but it was a bit top heavy:

I pulled out the best glue ever:  E6000

I topped the largest piece with an old silver tray:

When serving food at a buffet it's always a good idea to have varying heights.... this piece will be used a lot...

for desserts, hors d'eouvres or cheese and crackers:

The smaller piece was perfect as a candlestick:

Most of my candles are battery operated, so this slender candle fit perfectly:

The last piece was the finial:

It looked much better on this lamp than the original:

These were very simple projects and a great way to upcycle a broken lamp!

I hope you'll visit my other creative friends to see their "do it over" projects:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Excellent do overs, Patti. I keep E6000 in the house. Great stuff!

  2. Oh my! How fabulous are these upcycles! Three lovely pieces from one broken lamp! They all look beautiful and quite useful, too!

  3. Amazing, Patti! I love that buffet tray. It's so elegant and you'd never guess that you didn't purchase it that way. I love the way you used the other pieces, as well. I need two new finials for a couple of upcycled lamps. I think I need some old lamp pieces!

  4. Three fantastic projects from one unfortunate accident...all are great ideas, but that buffet piece is my favorite. Beautiful!

  5. Wow Patti - incredible how you got three amazing upcycles out of one lamp! I'd be tempted to pull one apart after seeing this just because :).

  6. Such clever ways to recycle those lovely pieces from your broken lamp. I need to pick up the glue, I have a broken piece that needs a repair, thanks Patti.

  7. That tumbled lamp was a blessing in disguise. Love how you got three new to you and gorgeous upcycled decor items rather than it ending up in the landfill. The silver tray is so elegant!

  8. This is absolute GENIUS!!! Imaging getting three lovely and usable things out of one lamp. I am crushing on that tray.

  9. 3 projects from one lamp. Now that is creative. I love the way each piece was used!
    Like Pattie said, I too am crushing on the tray.

  10. Awesome repurpose, you have a great imagination.

  11. Wow Patti, love the makeovers, very clever! Yes E6000 is magic stuff!

  12. Great repurposing projects! Your silver tray now looks 'extra' ritzy with the base addition.

  13. Your projects are awesome. I would have struggled trying to figure out exactly what to do with the pieces but you made them in to such beautiful and useful things. So glad you were part of the hop this month.