DIY Outdoor Solar Lamp DIY

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It is high time for more summer entertaining and I had to do something about my patio lighting situation! We have only one outlet on the wrong end of our yard, so I had to get creative and figure out a solution.

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I always see ugly old brass lamps at the thrift store and I knew there had to be a way to turn them into something useful. I bought a few different types of pathway solar lights and hoped one of them would fit into the openings of my lamps. Lucky me, I hit the jack pot! I wasn't happy that they were the most expensive ones I saw at Home Depot at $6.99 a pop. But the lamps were $2.99 each and for how great they turned out I figured they were worth it!

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I removed all the wires and electrical pieces and gave both of these beauties about 4 coats of black Rust-Oleum. I hope they hold up th the weather! Then I bought this epoxy at Ace that will hopefully be waterproof and durable!

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We are loving how the new light lends to our relaxing evenings AFTER we put the kids to bed.

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I have them on a fun new little end table I will be sharing next week.

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I may need to keep my eye out for a few more because these were very easy. As long as you find the right size solar light it will pop right in like it belongs there!

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What have you been doing to spruce up your outdoor space to get the most out of this summer?

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Comments

  1. huh, what a great idea and a great look!
    enjoy,
    b

  2. Ninfa DePalma says:

    What a great idea, I’m going to have to look for something similar to yours and make some for my Patio as well/ Thanks for the idea. Love your blog in Pinterest page!

  3. These are beautiful Kim. I have some not-so-pretty solars in my garden, but I’ll be on the hunt for thrift store lamps now. Thanks for a great post!

  4. I’m totally in love with these outdoor solar lamps and these are going on my “to do” Pinterest list. Thanks for sharing this. Would love if you came and linked up to the Merry Monday Linky Party.

  5. So much prettier than the ready made ones in the stores. I”m off to my favorite thrift store to look for some old lamps!

  6. Just what I need for my porch- I’m off to my favorite thrift store to look for some old lamps!

  7. Oh my goodness, Kim…this is SO clever!! Love love love this idea!!

  8. Wow!! Kim, these are great! I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for sharing at Project Pin-it! I will be featuring you this week.

    xoxo
    Denyse

  9. LOVE this. We did something similar with an upcycled old wagon wheel chandelier to create a Solar Chandelier on our front porch. I need to find the perfect lamp now! Pinning 🙂

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