I like a good hashtag and this is my current favourite. Re-loving discarded skip items is a bit of a hobby of mine. There's nothing quite like that buzz of giving a piece of junk a funky new life.
I found this baby pink blown glass retro lampshade at the household recycling site where a nifty little shop has opened to sell on any salvageable goods for charity.
With my current pink obsession being as it is, I can scan a heaving junk shop and locate rose coloured house candy within a 10 second time frame. It took me approximately 8 to find the lampshade, and I used the other 2 seconds to decide that its £3 sticker made this a must-buy, regardless of me having no idea what to do with it.
I actually think this would still be a totally cool light fitting in the right room, but it's a room I don't currently have. Until I create one, it's joined the #relovution and become my new favourite vase.
The lampshade has a hole at each end (as lampshade's generally do) so to make this work you simply drop the shade over a jam jar and fill the jar with flowers instead. Upcycle's don't get much easier than that, right?
Have you joined the #relovution? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below.