Hey guys! It’s time for this month’s edition of Thrifty Style Team hosted by Julie over at Redhead Can Decorate! Thrifty Style Team is a group of super-talented ladies who get together once a month to bring you DIY projects and decor inspiration that won’t break the bank!
My contribution to this month’s Thrifty Style Team is how to make vase out of a repurposed oil lamp base.
This is one of goodies we found when we cleaned out my grandpa’s old barn on our family farm. My grandpa was not one to throw anything away and his barn was full from decades of, well, not throwing anything away 🙂 Most of it was farm equipment that had rusted beyond recognition, but there were a few gems left over like this oil lamp base. The only problem was it didn’t have the top glass or the metal part that held the wick. I’ve held onto it with the idea of using it for a vase, but never got around to doing it until now.
This is straightforward because all I did was use the oil lamp base the same way I’d use a regular vase – I washed it out, filled it with water and added flowers. The flowers I used are wisteria, mums and dahlias.
I love how it looks on our dining room table!
If you’re wondering about the “tray” underneath the oil lamp, it is a repurposed wine barrel top. I glued the slats together and put felt pads on the bottom so it wouldn’t scratch whatever surface I place it on.
The wisteria, dahlias and mums are all perennials from our garden. With the weather being colder than normal this spring I didn’t get around to planting any annuals this year and any sunflowers I have volunteered from last year. Thank goodness for perennials!
That’s it for my contribution to Thrifty Style Team for this month! You won’t want to miss the rest of the Thrifty Style Team DIY projects and decor inspiration – you can check them all out through the links below!
Redhead Can Decorate – DIY Rainbow Rocks
The Painted Hinge – Repurposed Oil Lamp Vase
DIY Beautify – Thrifty Summer Citrus Tablescape
Postcards From The Ridge – How to Clean and Care for Vintage Wooden Spoons and Utensils
The How To Home – Shabby Chic Tablecloth Ideas
The Tattered Pew – DIY Cane IKEA Vase
Sweet Pea – DIY Wood Burned Plant Markers
What Meegan Makes – Design Your Own Rock Tower Garden Art
Salvaged Living – Thrift Store Candlestick Makeover
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – Polka Dot No-Sew Curtains
What a fun way to repurpose an old oil lamp! It looks amazing with the flowers from your garden!
Thank you so much Cindy!
I love this idea! It’s a great way to enjoy an old oil lamp and also flowers from your yard.
Thank you so much Paula!
Absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous way to bring in a vintage touch to any space. I love the flowers and colors you chose! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you so much Meegan!
Julie Briones says
I LOVE this, Michelle! I think it is the second time I have seen this done, and I sigh every time I see an oil lamp used as a vase! Lovely! Be sure to come and link-up at Tuesday Turn About! We close at 10pm tonight. 😉
Thank you so much Julie! I linked up at TTA!
Very cool idea! Your bouquet is so pretty too!
Thank you so much Michelle!
Clever idea. What a great family heirloom piece turning something that belonged to your grandpa and using your fresh flowers. Makes for a very pretty item on your table.
Thank you so much Colleen!
Tiffany Frost says
This is beautiful! I have so many of these and never thought to use it as a vase. So clever! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Tee!
Mary Beth says
This is so very pretty! I am somewhat smitten. Now, I need to find an old oil lamp.
Thank you so much Mary Beth!
Rebecca Payne says
I love this idea. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much Rebecca!
Absolutely brilliant, Michelle! The shape Of the vase draws you right in! You are a fabulous flower arranger. I’m surprised to see mums up already! Ours bloom in September. Fall is quickly approaching!!! Pinning!
Thank you so much Julie! 🙂 And thank you for organizing and running this thrifty and fun hop!
Kristi Dominguez says
This is such a fantastic upcycle, Michelle! My mom had one of these and I think I have it somewhere…I may need to do some digging. xoxo
Thanks so much Kristi! 🙂