Ok, first off I have to say that I love my husband to death. It was so dark in between our houses (we stay in a travel trailer out front of the main house that my daughter stays in) that I get a bit scared of stepping on something when I go between the two houses after dark. When I talk about stepping on something, I mean something like a rattle snake or a tarantula. Talk about traumatizing. I don’t want to go through that. I enough issues without adding to them. So what has he done to make me love him so much?
He made a light to go in between the two houses that I can see without a flash light (since I can never find one when I need one!). Apparently he’s been collecting the stuff to do this for a couple months now, but it didn’t cost him anything but time.
Yes, I know it’s not the prettiest thing, but I have been telling him for years, that I need functional, not pretty. I don’t care how something looks as long as it works when it’s supposed to work.
And this one does!
He used an axle for the post, a tire for the base (lord knows we have a lot of them laying around here), a globe from another light fixture that no longer worked, a daylight sensor and an extension cord for power. So this light only comes on once the sun goes down and it shuts off when the sun comes up in the morning.
Just proof that what many would consider junk can be brought back to life with a new use.
I would love to see what you have used that others would call junk to make something useful. Leave a comment and let me know what you are doing.
Have a great day!
15 thoughts on “Outdoor Lamp”
What a great DIY lamp post idea! It looks great and serves even better. Enjoy
My husband is amazing with things like this.
This is such a cool lamp. We need more light outside so I should get one of these.
That is a cool light. I love that he made it from recycled items.
What a wonderful job revitalizing this, and I can always use some more outdoor lighting!
Wow! This looks like a really awesome and cool lamp! It is so perfect specially it’s made from recycled materials.
This is great! Other people’s junk is some other people’s treasures!
I love seeing people repurposing items and bringing them back to life. Great job!!
That’s nice. I’m actually thinking of installing an outdoor lamp in our home.
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Awesome! This DIY post lamp looks great and is reliable. Such amazing work here! Loved it!
He did a great job creating a lamp for the pathway. I like that he even recycled items to make it.
wow! He did a great job. I am glad that this lamp is really functional!
The lamp is very bright! He really proved himself with this one! You got yourself a keeper!
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What a neat lamp. It is nice to have outdoor lighting, and this looks great!
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That’s a fun and very functional project. It reminds me if lights I saw in New England.