PB Inspired Craigslist Lamp Makeover

created at: 01/24/2011

Amanda found the goofy lamp pictured above courtesy of Craig and transformed it into the PB inspired lamp pictured below. The original costs $269, whereas Amanda’s knock off set her back $29.34. (Can I get a ‘whoop-whoop’ for Amanda?!)

created at: 01/24/2011

To replicate her outstanding results, we’ll need a eyesore of a lamp, but lucky for us, Craigslist (and thrift stores and garage sales) is populated heavily with such things.

Here’s a list of materials Amanda used for the project: 


  • Old light fixture, $15
  • S-hooks, $1.09
  • 3 one-foot sections of chain, $1.62
  • 3/14″ 24 gauge steel hanger strap, $1.64
  • Large vase, $10
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Paint, on hand
  • Gorilla glue, on hand


For the entire tute, head on over to The Hand Me Down House.

Here’s a pic of the inspiration. What do you think? Does Amanda’s knock off measure up?