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Heres a tutorial from Home Garden Television (HGTV) on how to make a stacked-book table lamp using hardcover books, a lamp kit, lamp shade, drill, and screwdriver. (Even though new uses for old books is a recurring theme here on Unconsumption, if youve got books you no longer want, but think could be of interest to other readers, then consider selling them or giving them away instead of using them as raw material for lamps or other projects!)
Brooklyn Limestone: Steal this Idea*: Old Book Table Lamp
Stacked-Books Table Lamp - DIY Furniture Projects: 5 Rustic Industrial Pieces on HGTV
Repurposed/Upcycled: Tutorial for a Stacked Books Table Lamp - Not a fan of the lampshade, but love the idea of using books!
Stacked-Books Table Lamp Stacked-Books Table Lamp | Upcycle old books by turning them into a one-of-a-kind lamp.| By Dan Faires #book #lamp #4thehome #DIY
DIY: Cage light - this isn't a good tutorial but it gave me an idea. If you like the light however there are some at Target.
"Tree" by carambatack - mixed media illustration . Pencil,gel pen, ink, acrylic paint and marker drawing on a vintage book page from 1892.
This one will take a little work but by using a ceramic drill bit a hole can be drilled through any china plate to make your own lamp using scrap dishes. purchase price: 198.
DIY Book Bookshelves from Realsimple.com (photos by Jonny Valiant) featured in line-up of D.I.Y ideas for upcycling of books on ScrapHacker.com
great paper projects.. and used with my favorite material-- book pages!
@Danyell Tanner-MilesPerfect for my bedroom! What do you think?
this one's for colored pencils and a notepad, but really, the right hard-covered book could be good for all sorts of things...
custom lotus lamp. I would love this for my girls' rooms. The lotus is very significant to us.
Tips for Decorating Your Dorm Room: Add a little character to your space with a sweet lamp or fun rug
Gorgeous typography lamp via fourcornersdesign...
i would love a smaller version of this in a classroom reading corner or in the library
I am so diggin' this idea. I have non ribbed shades so I'm tempted between Mr & Mrs (one on each side of the bed) or maybe a cute saying like "Always kiss me goodnight" since it's the last thing you see before lights out. Oh the possibilities....