10 Creative Uses for Old Lamps

Use Them for Stable Bases

Need a cute end table or coffee table more than a pair of old lamps last used during the Carter administration? Consider using one wide-bottomed base to make an end table. Two matching bases are perfect for a medium-size coffee table. All you need to do is select the tabletop and attach the lamps as the legs and, voila, you have a piece of furniture unique to your home.

Remember to select lamp bases that will bear the weight of a tabletop and any items that will potentially be resting on the table. Spindly or fragile lamps are not a good choice. Think heavy, sturdy metal or wood.

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