Think Outside The (Clearance!) Box

You know I love me a good deal! So naturally, when I spotted this lamp in the clearance aisle at Target for $7.54, I had to grab it.

clearance lamp makeover

Now, there is no room in our house with that teal color in it. But that concrete looking base just screamed “Boy’s Room” to me. And with just a tiny bit of paint, this lamp could totally work in my son’s room.

But then I had a different idea….


I dabbed a bit of hot glue on the base, and started wrapping…

clearance lamp makeover

As you can see in this photo, the cord comes out from the base. I cut the strand of jute when I got there, then started a new piece and just worked around it.

Another dab of glue when I was done (I made sure to finish up at the back of the lamp so you don’t see it) and that was it! Only took about 5 minutes, and I already had the jute on hand.

clearance lamp makeover

NOW it works perfectly in there. Paired it with a $5 lamp shade (on sale) and now he has a cute little lamp for not a lot of money.

clearance lamp makeover

Next time you see a great deal, try and think of a way to fix it up so it’ll work for you – you might be surprised how easy it can be!

lamp makeover


  1. Laura Hesselbein says:

    I have been folllowing your ideas any suggestions for a brown wicker round table needs restoring

  2. Definitely perfect for a boy’s room! Now I’m going to have to pay closer attention to the Target clearance areas.

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