Before & After / DIY Projects

Before & After: Glam Lamp

I’ve seen my fair share of lamps that looked like the “before” version of this one. I’ve even owned one or two. Like most people, I didn’t have the foresight to imagine such a simple, boring lamp could be turned into anything more, but for switching the lampshade. Thankfully, Katie at Matsutake does have vision, and she managed to turn this lackluster piece into something spectacular!

Believe it or not, she upcycled 14 plastic Coke bottles to create this beauty. I can’t believe how high-end the final result looks!

Click here for details of how she did it!

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  • MyBrownBaby
    April 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    SHUT. UP. I absolutely DO NOT believe that’s the same doggone lamp! IT’S STUNNING!

    • jennae
      April 6, 2011 at 7:33 am

      I know! I was shocked to see how drastically she was able to alter it. Makes me look at plastic bottles in a whole new light…

  • Micah
    April 7, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I love what has been done with that lamp! =) amazing!

  • Erin Alexander
    April 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    OK so I am impressed. I thought I had seen all the ways to recycle a lamp, but I think this is the best.

  • Tanya
    April 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    impressive! thanks for the inspiration, I thought I was resourceful, but not anything close to this-thanks for sharing-

  • CraftyRachel
    April 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I have that same lamp!! The boring black one, that is. Very inspiring indeed – and I love that the materials are from the recycle bin!


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