My heart does a little happy dance whenever I stumble upon someone else's trash-to-treasure project. This whimsical little redo greeted me at an estate sale this weekend. Isn't it cute? (Pardon the smartphone photo quality.)
Such a simple idea. The base is a nice, recycled ceramic table lamp minus the electrical workings. The tabletop is a freshly painted picture frame with a pretty piece of scrapbook paper or wallpaper inserted under the glass.
A project like this is relatively simple to do and can be an inexpensive way to add some fun and color to an outdoor seating area or a sun room.
Here's another repurposed table from the same sale. (And, an even worse photo. Oh, my!)
Another lamp base, painted silver. The tabletop is a vintage mirror.
Don't be afraid to experiment with repurposing household items rather than putting them out to pasture. Learning to look at common items in a new way can make your life more interesting and you home decor totally unique.