I started out to do one of those chandelier repurposes I’ve seen on Pinterest. Maybe you’ve seen them. A very clever woman turned a scrap chandelier into a hanging garden planter. Check this one out from DIY Show Off. It morphed into a lamp repurpose.
I needed a reason to visit the local thrift store! I wanted to give this project a try. There are 5 resale shops in town. I didn’t find any old chandelier with the lamps turned up like this one or one that was less than $20. The ones available all pointed down or too expensive for a repurpose project.
I bought 2 table lamps instead. I figured I could adapt the idea to repurpose a plethora of lamps available for less than $10. Actually, I kind of like it better. A table lamp planter is versatile. I can put it on a table in the bedroom, kitchen, living room, patio or even outside in the garden.
How to Repurpose a Lamp into a Flower Planter
I wish I had take pictures of the process. I’ll try to add some with the next lamp repurpose project. Here are the steps to take below. You’ll need a pot, Liquid Nails construction adhesive (or similar), and maybe Great Stuff Foam in a can depending on the lamp base used.
- Disassemble the lamp. Remove the bulb, socket and wire from the base.
- Paint the lamp as desired or not.
- If there is a socket cup like the one above follow the next step. If not skip it and go to step 5.
- Fill the socket cup it with Great Stuff Foam – only half way. Let the foam expand and harden. I left the project and came back to it the next day. Cut the excess foam with a sharp knife even or flush with the socket cup.
- It might be easier for the next step to pre-plant the pot.
- Attach the pot to the base by placing a generous amount of construction adhesive. Let it cure over night.