You don’t really have to spend a fortune just to get an antique lamp for your newly refurbished home. Yes, those antique lamps sold in specialty shops are really lovely but they can also send your budget back to the dark ages! Unless you have unlimited money to spend for a lamp shade, better skip on those specialty shops and focus your attention on making your own antique lamp.
Now, before you turn your pretty nose up on the idea of creating your own antique lamp, let me tell you this. Anything can be turned into a lamp so if you have some nice old things in the house, you can use these things to create your own antique lamp. All it requires is a lot of patience, creativity and time. To get you started in the right direction, here are some helpful tips in creating your own lamp.
Create a Unique Lamp Stand
There are many things that you can use to make lamp stands. For instance, if you have some old hard wood in the house, you can use this to create an antique lamp stand. Aside from old hard wood, you can also use some wrought iron, bottles and others. If you cannot find some old and unique things in the house to use as lamp stand, hit the flea market. You can find a lot of useful things at the flea market for very affordable prices. In fact, if you are lucky, you might be able to find some discarded antique lamps in the flea market. Always remember that somebody’s junk maybe someone else’s treasure.
Collect Interesting Trinkets for Your Lamp
Aside from finding materials to use as base for your antique lamp, it would be a good idea to collect some antique trinkets to use as decorations on your lamp. You can use these trinkets to create some unique designs on the base of your lamp. You may also use these trinkets to come up with some really lovely looking lamp shades.
No, you do not have to buy expensive trinkets for your antique lamps. Take a closer look at the things that you have in the house and find out if there are some things that you can use as decorations for your lamp. Every little thing counts especially if you are on a budget so make sure that you use what you already have before you hit the shops.
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