upcycled kitchen goods become table lamps

Upcycled Kitchen Goods Become Table Lamps

We are back with another instalment of Lena Holmstrom’s gypsy creations.

With Tattered Angels DIY paints, some skills and loads of imagination, Lena turned old kitchen utensils into industrial table lamps.


Coffee Grinder

I think I am a little obsessed with making new lamps for our home. At least my hubby says I do… Maybe he’s right. I loved working on this one. The hardest part was dismantling the grinder into pieces but after all the work… Voila: a Coffee Grinder Lamp! – says Lena.

Lena used here:
Tattered Angels DIY & Paint: Hazel, Saffron, Tan and Ebony

Lamp holder

  • Paint with Saffron DIY paint. Let it dry thoroughly.
  • Add layers of Tan and Saffron.
  • When the top layer of paint is still wet, wipe off some parts of it.
  • Add some more black and yellow paint with a palette knife.
  • Now build your lamp holder.

Meat Grinder

As you know, I love lamps and altered art. A while ago, I got an old meat grinder from a friend and, believe it or not, this is my second meat grinder lamp.
This meat grinder was dark red so I had to paint it with black gesso. To give this lamp more steampunk feel, I added an extra metal wheel. You will have to bent a tapestry holder so that you can hang the lamp from it. The meat grinder is upside down so it can be used on any table.

What you will need:
Old meat grinder

Old metal wheel
Trapetsy holder
Lamp holder
Black gesso

How absolutely amazing are these gypsy projects!!! Lena is indeed our CCB Queen of Upcycling All Things Found!upcycled kitchen goods become table lamps

Make sure you visit Lena on her blog and Instagram.

Enjoy your gypsy crafting!!!


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