Light Up Your Night With an Easy Outdoor Table Lamp

This might be the easiest lamp makeover you’ll ever see. A quick trip to Goodwill, where I found a really cool pink acrylic lamp, and to the hardware store and a few minutes with a pair of scissors were all it took to add some soft light to my outdoor space. An electricity-free and battery-free outdoor table lamp like this one — it’s solar powered — is perfect for summer nights on your patio or deck

Materials and tools:
•Solar landscaping light (I got mine at Lowe’s for about $9)
•Lamp base (about $5 at Goodwill)
•Lamp shade with socket frame (about $4 at Goodwill)

1. Snip off the electric cord at the base of the lamp.

2. Unscrew the socket and pull out the remaining cord

3. Cut off the cord at the base of the socket.

4. Remove the metal bracket and screw the socket back on the threaded post.

5. Place the shade down over the socket.

6. Make sure the wire shade frame is snug on the socket.

7. Remove the plastic spike from a landscaping solar light.

8. Place the top of the solar light (with the small solar panel facing up) snugly into the socket. My light fit pretty well into the socket, but if yours is wobbly, try using some padding in the socket around the light base. A folded-up piece of scrap fabric, foam or even florist’s putty would work well.

Voilà! This cute little lamp looks great outdoors, day or night.


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