With Mothers Day right around the corner, my friends and I thought this would be the perfect time to share some repurposing ideas inspired by our mothers. I can remember gardening with my mom when I was a small child and I actually still prune with her every spring. I knew right away that my project for the month would have to do with flowers or vegetables or something outdoorsy.
The second I saw this lamp I was thinking it needed flower pots on it. My friend saved it from going into the trash and gave it to me. (I have the best friends!)
Is anyone else picking up on a little gothic, castle vibe here? If only my mother lived in Transylvania. Alas, she does not, so I had to rip my lovely lamp apart and do a total transformation.
After all the wires and “lamp parts” were removed, I mixed up a little water and white paint to brighten up the lamp. My plan was to add terra-cotta pots to the lamp base, so I white washed them as well. (And my entire hand, too.)
I glued the base of the terra-cotta pots onto the base of the lamp using hot glue.
Once the paint on my pots had dried, I planted them with a few herbs and flowers.
Tip: Placing a coffee filter and an inch of small gravel in the bottom of your pots allows for just the right amount of drainage.
I think the flowers look much nicer than the previous lamp shades.
This lamp base is super heavy, so it wont be knocked over easily.
I’m sure any mom would love a re-purposed lamp for Mothers Day, don’t you?
Happy Mothers Day to all you mom’s out there!
For more great ideas from the Junk Revision Challenge – Mothers Day edition, check out what my friends made.