Steal this Idea*: Old Book Table Lamp

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial.

Today's idea came in front of me by complete accident and has no doubt been all over the blog-o-sphere (so how did I not see it until now??). Its so adorable and such a low budget project, its definitely worth a share. It comes from HGTV via Dan Faires.

Using the the two cheapest things you can find at secondhand shops - old books and lamps - to create a little personality packed lighting fixture. Love it.

Anyone else do this or something like it? Let's see it.

Read all about how he did it over HGTV.

postscript: *When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!

**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!


  1. yes - this is fabulous - I'll have to try it...and yes, have done something similiar - lamp with old silverware- read about it here
    off to find a stack of books....
    amy of four corners design

  2. Jennifer2:53 PM

    I love that idea. It has such character!!


  3. Christine4:05 PM

    I made one of those back in the 70's when my job was poorly paid . A table lamp , which sat on the floor, like this cost a lot less. I never could afford to macrame the lightshade , so mine looked a lot like this . Too funny! Thanks !

  4. Stay safe during Hurricane Irene's "visit".

  5. How did I miss this one?  Love this so much!

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  7. Lchimiak2:02 PM

    I've been looking for a lamp for my bedroom, but wanted something that I just couldn't find.  This is it!  Where did you find that basket you're using as the lamp shade?  I REALLY LOVE IT!!!

  8. While I find this an interesting idea, I could not do this to a book, even if it was one of the worst books this world has ever seen. :'(


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