Are you looking for a unique d-i-y project that you can do in less than a half an hour. Yes, that's true...less than
You will instantly have a conversation piece that will shed some light in the room - and not
just any light. The rings of the CD's will allow light to create a truly unique pattern on
As well, you will be helping the environment by not contributing
those nasty CD's to the landfill.
I am not sure what CD's are made from but, I am guessing that they
will not biodegrade for a long, long time - not to mention what toxins
they may have been made from.
Teenagers would love this lamp in their bedrooms. While I am not a teenager,
I love this lamp in my living room!
Here is what you need to make this conversation piece of art table lamp:
1. An old table lamp base and shade. A metallic base works well to give a great retro funky feel. The lamp
shade does not matter if it belongs to the lamp but, it will most likely work best because it will have
the right size and scale. If not, just find an old lamp shade which has the right size for the lamp base.
I found this fabulously retro metal chrome lamp base in a
thrift store. It probably cost me $5. It did come with a
very unique glass shade originally but, overtime in
storage, it got broken.
2. A bunch of old CD's - those with scratches...those they send you in the mail that you don't need.
I used a mixture of different colors of CD's. You could use all silver or all blue or purple - it just
depends on what look you like.
3. Some paper clips...yes, paper clips.
To start, make sure your lamp base works. If you need to replace the wiring, do it. You do not want to
have any electrical issues.