Repurposed Lamps & Lights

The last several weeks, my husband and I have been working on lots of hanging lights and lamps, and I realized I haven’t shared them here, and I have quite a few to show you.
This one is probably my favorite.  I’ve had this antique milk can strainer for quite some time, and I’m so glad to have finally done something with it.  The patina on it is absolute perfection.
Vintage Repurposed Milk Can Pendant Light via

I love how the Edison bulb peeks out from the bottom of it

Vintage Repurposed Milk Can Pendant Light via

It’s available in my shop here.

This next light is a closer runner up for favorite.  I brought home a bunch of antique encyclopedias, and the spine had come off of this one, revealing the advertisements underneath.  I always feel like I’ve hit the jackpot when I find a book spine like this.
Vintage Repurposed Book Lamp via


Vintage Repurposed Lamps & Lights via few weeks ago, I showed you a pendant light created from a salvaged water pump hood, and I had one more, so we created another one.  This has sold.
Vintage Repurposed Salvaged Metal Hanging Light via

Originally, this was a wooden candle holder, but it had already been converted into a lamp when I found it in a thrift store.  I just painted it black.

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I love how it looks like an old-fashioned lamp post.  It has sold.

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I found this old work light at a flea market a few weeks ago, and I love the simple, industrial look they have, so it was a good candidate to become a hanging pendant light.  It’s available here.

Vintage Repurposed Metal Cage Light via

I got 3 of these rusty old metal flower baskets at an auction, so my husband converted this one into another light.  I still have the other 2, so I may have him make more lights to use in my in-progress guest house/photo studio.  I’ll be showing you the progress on it next week.  This light is available here.

Vintage Repurposed Lamps & Lights via

Originally, I planned to keep this deconstructed lampshade pendant light, and use it in the guest house, but I’ve been stockpiling so much stuff for that space, I decided to part with it.  It has sold.

Vintage Repurposed Lamps & Lights via
We still have more lights that are in-progress, so I’ll share them with  you next week!
All of the cords and bulbs for all these lamps and lights came from Vintage Wire & Supply Co.  I wholeheartedly recommend them.  Both their products and service are outstanding.  This isn’t a paid post – I just think they are awesome and know you’ll love buying from them as well.


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  1. I love all of these! each one different and unique – how can you not keep them all?!

  2. You are the queen of cool lighting, Angie! Love all of them.

  3. Great job on the lamps. Love the industrial look.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. These are all so awesome, Angie…and this post is pure eye candy…

  5. I love ’em all.

  6. Wow! Some folks can do anything! Love them all!

  7. Perfect! I absolutely love them all. Any of the design is appropriate and attractive in any corner of the room. I think I want one, it is absolutely awesome! Lamps and lights!

    Sebastian Chuter

  8. Love the lights. The first one is my favourite.

  9. not only are the lamps totally cool, but so are the bulbs!

  10. It’s so hard to pick a favorite! I love each and every fixture. I’ve wanted to try making my own fixtures, but haven’t felt confident enough to try it. It kills me to think of all the great possible lights that I’ve passed up because I was a chicken! Thank you for your tutorials.

  11. The hanging ones are my favorites!
    Wishing a wonderful weekend to all.

  12. love them all angie! thanks for sharing your source for the supplies!

    ps catching you

  13. Wow such an amazing line up I love them all! Pinned!

  14. These are fantastic! Love your vision.

  15. Love all your creations!! I had a tall floor standing piece just like the wood candle holder. I made mine into a Dickens lamp post for Christmas, but if I ever come across a short one, I’m making it into a lamp! Looks super cute like that!

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