A beautiful table lamp is the best finishing touch in a room. Along with a soft glow for reading or ambient light, the lamp’s shape, color, or texture can add that just-right layer to a room’s look. Instead of searching high and low for the perfect piece and spending a bundle on an expensive ready-made fixture, try making your own lamp with a pot from the garden shed or a vase that was a great find at an antiques shop.
The necessary supplies, including an inexpensive lamp kit, can be found online or at your local home-improvement store. Don’t be worried if you’ve never tried your hand at wiring. The kit comes with easy-to-follow directions, and the project requires just three easy steps.