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