When it comes to home decor makeovers, new lighting makes a world of difference, but it can also break the bank! The great thing about a kitchen light makeover project is that you can keep your budget down by recycling items from your own drawers. From grater pendant lamps to meat grinder table lamps, there’s something cool for every lamp lover out there in today’s inspirational post where we look at kitchen utensils to upcycle into a DIY lamp.
If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, you might find yourself overwhelmed by how much there is to actually improve, but one thing should always be on the list: redo the lighting! When you have only one lighting source in the kitchen, generally it’s a ceiling fixture, you’re not getting the same amount of light in all areas. So, because of your position, you might actually be casting a shadow on your workspace, which isn’t exactly safe when you’re chopping vegetables like they do on Master Chef.
Kitchen lighting plays a multiple role. It’s not just functional and decorative, it’s also ambiental and essential for safety. Pendant lamps work perfect for bars and islands, while ceiling lights are needed to illuminate the whole room, cabinet lights are modern and look cool, while table lamps or wall sconces add more light to specific spaces, like your workspace or dining area. Add a DIY lamp made of upcycled kitchen utensils to the mix, and you’ll get a cool new lighting fixture to add a unique touch to your decor.
Featured DIY lamps:
1. Tiered chandelier crafted with chains and vintage forks and spoons, seen at Anthropologie; 2. DIY Table Lamp Made from a Vintage Red Husqvarna Meat Grinder with a Vintage Lamp Cage by Rusty Remakes; 3. Upcycled Silverware Naked Table Lamp with Antique Wood Base via The Antiques Diva; 4. Metal Sifter Upcycled into a New Pendant Light by Out of the WoodWork Designs; 5. Metallic Cake Form Pendant Lamps via Pinterest; 6. Mid-century Blender Upcycled into a Bedside Lamp by RitzyRepurposed; 7. Whisk Chandelier Table Lamps seen in GLORIETTA STORE’S
Before you plan a new kitchen makeover adventure, remember a cool kitchen light fixture is closer than you’d think. All you have to do is hit the thrift store, go visit your grandma or just look in your counter drawers for unused kitchen utensils. Check out the list below to find DIY recycling ideas to create unique new lamps for your kitchen.
The coolest thing about upcycling kitchen utensils into DIY lamps is that the only limit is your imagination and often, the actual DIY process can imply only two things: a wiring kit and a light bulb.
Let us know what DIY lamp idea caught your idea in the comment section below.
In our store, you'll find Lamp Wiring Kits with everything you need to make a lamp you love. We carry 8" cord sets which are great for table lamps ($13.99) and 12" cord sets ($14.99) that are perfect for floor lamps. They're available in 5 different finishes so you can match the hardware perfectly to your next lamp project.
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