Thrifted Lamp to Large Candlestick Holder

Hello, my friends, and welcome to Craft with Us Wednesday! This Wednesday Tammy of Patina and Paint and I are bringing you a thrifted item that we have given new life. A few months ago, I got a large gold 70’s or 80’s lamp from Goodwill. Today this thrift store lamp is getting an upcycle or makeover into a large candlestick holder that I will use in my Halloween decor, but it could actually be used anytime and made to fit into your home decor. Let’s get started!

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Lamp to Candlestick Upcycle Supplies:

  • large metal lamp
  • spray paint
  • Quick Grip (or E6000, I just find Quick Grip to work so much better)
  • tapered candle or
  • dish to glue on top for larger candle

Clean & Disassemble the Lamp

First, remove the price tag from the lamp if needed, the clean it thoroughly. I used soap and water.

Cleaning the thrift store lamp.

Someone had rewired the lamp that I bought, so I used wire cutters to cut the wires from the button and cut and removed the wire from the main part of the lamp.

Spray Paint the Lamp

Once the lamp is dry, spray paint it in whatever color you choose. I used flat black since I’m using this in my Halloween decor.

Spray painting a gold thrift store lamp black.

If needed, spray paint it with a second coat. It’s always best to seal it if you’re using a flat color. I didn’t have time yet, but I will do this tomorrow.

Assemble the Lamp

Since I removed the post with the extra pieces, I needed to glue the three pieces of my lamp together. If you didn’t have to remove pieces, you can just reassemble your lamp (which is almost finished in the upcycle process!).

And that’s it! My thrift store lamp upcycle is complete!

What do you think? I really like the way it looks with my Halloween decor. I will be moving it over to my ladder shelf area once I decorate it for Halloween. This lamp, with the candle in it, is about 3′ tall, which I love!

Thrift store lamp upcycled into a candlestick holder holding a battery operated candle.

If you’d like to see a video tutorial of this thrift store lamp to candlestick holder upcycle, check out my Facebook page! Terrie of Decorate and More with Tip is joining in on the video fun with Tammy and I, so check both of their videos out too!

Once you’ve done that, be sure to check out Tammy’s thrift store update!

Tammy – Patina and Paint | Thrift Store Side Table Upcycle

Tammy's thrift store table upcycle.

My normal outro here will say that I will post again on Saturday, but since I’m joining Tammy for Halloween decorating, I will be posting on Tuesdays and Fridays for the next few weeks. Tomorrow I will be back with another Halloween DIY using Dollar Tree items!

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