Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crystal Lamp Upcycle To Apothecary Jar

If you like to decorate with apothecary jars, you might pay attention to the glass and crystal lamps you see while you're out thrifting.  The lamps I'm talking about are usually dated, pretty dirty, and might not look that great with fake painted metal bases - like this lamp.  Definitely something to pass over, unless you stop and look at the glass.

The fake, rusty metal was what I disliked the most, but the crystal was quite nice.  I hoped when I took it apart it would be in several pieces, and like most lamps - it was.

I removed all the things I didn't like, and was left with pieces to make a lovely apothecary jar.  I glued the two bottom pieces together using E6000 glue to create the jar.   Then, I glued a decanter stopper to the top piece to create a lid.

Here it is pictured next to a "real" jar.  They make a nice pair, if you ask me.  I'm not a matchy-matchy person, so this suits my home perfectly.  I like it so much better as a jar instead of a lamp, don't you?


  1. wow......that's a fantastic repurpose!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this idea! You are quite creative. Read the last post, too on "creating" cloches. . .something which I had more of. But your ideas are ones I could try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Just found your blog-love your style!! I'm not following :)


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