Making a lamp from balusters...

I love anything that is architectural remnant/chippy/vintage/chippy....did I mention chippy?   Because I do love me some chippy vintage ;)

So I started with this baluster piece that I purchased at the Urban Market a while back...

We used the parts from an old lamp so that we could use the metal extender to make the shade sit up a bit taller from the baluster piece...

Then Travis drilled a hole in the top of the baluster...

 and added the lamp parts to it (technical I know, so if you need more of an explanation I would go here or here)

The end result was this...

Let there be chippy vintage light!

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  1. I love it. Great balastar and super shade too. Hugs, Marty

  2. I love this. I made two buffet lamps not too long ago out of old architectural pieces. Your lamp is so chippy and pretty.

  3. Your lamp turned out beautiful, just perfect there on that table!

  4. gorgeous! love how this lamp turned out! just pinned this to make....I have a serious weakness for lamps (and clocks)...this is a must-make...thanks for the idea:) love love love your blog:)

  5. Wow - new lights all over the place. Were you really living in the dark before all this?

  6. What a great lamp! I'm going to try this!!!!! We have a great repurpose store so this project is on my must-try list! Please share this at my weekly DYI linky party TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Link goes live every Wednesday night at 8:00. This lamp will be a hit!

  7. I love this look! I've always wanted a lamp like this. Beautiful job!

  8. Genial idea and so nice result!! Your lamp is surely unique =)

  9. Your lamp is gorgeous, Tricia!

  10. I LOVE this lamp! And wish I saw random objects as soon-to-be transformed home decor pieces.

  11. Love the lamp and wish I could find a balaster the right size.

    1. Kim- It is all about finding the chunky pieces. I saw a few at Urban Market, but they were so expensive! I snatched up the white one at $21 (not too bad) and the green one was $65, which I still felt was reasonable given the size of it.

  12. What a great idea, the lamp is gorgeous.


  13. This is such a great idea Tricia. A perfect addition to your lovely home. Blessings to you, Patti

  14. This is a brilliant idea! I have a couple of these, but they are just a teeny bit less substantial than this one. I might have to give it a whirl, though, to put in my studio!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely lamp!! And for linking it up to Blissful Whites Wednesday!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia