I’m really enjoying this rental redo. One of the unexpected parts has been purging all the junk I really don’t need anymore, but some things are much harder to get rid of than others. I’ve had these old toys sitting around in a vintage lunch box for years. Every time I thought about purging them I would immediately come up with some reason to hold on. So, to keep all my old toys I had the bright idea, no I won’t apologize for the pun, to do a toy lamps. I’ve seen these around on Pinterest, and it seemed easy enough. I listed some instructions below.
- Glue Gun
- Lamp Base
- Spray Paint
- Get some toys, I had mine left over from throughout the years, but you could hit up a dollar store or goodwill find some there. Remember to get a variety of sizes so the end product has an interesting shape.
- Next get a lamp base. I was lucky enough to find one working at goodwill, but you can find theses bases at Wal-mart, target, etc. Get a simple one so it’s easy to attach the toys. I got this Krylon spray paint at Michaels, in this bright sunny yellow. I Spray painted the lamp base and toys, and let them dry overnight.
- I arranged and glued down the toys onto the lamp, and let that dry overnight too. Take your time placing them, some areas can be bulky pretty quickly.
- A lamp needs a light, so you have to add a bulb. I used a cute Edison bulb, you can find these at craft stores, or online.
- It’s super cute, and it’s the perfect reading lamp.
If ya’ll end up making you’re on please tag #anovelhome, so I can see.