Earlier in the summer before it got really hot, I was very busy making some repurposed floor lamps and solar lights. I made these at the same time that I made the solar light chandelier. It’s so easy to change up these old lamps with Krylon Dual Superbond with Paint and Primer.
Repurposed Floor Lamps make great Patio Solar Lights
Because this floor lamp had some rust on it, I did have to do some prep work.
But I got such a great deal on it, paying only $5—so I didn’t mind doing a little prep work.
I gutted it, removing all of the old wiring.
I used a small wire brush to remove the rust, then I washed the pieces and let them dry.
This is the Krylon Dual Superbond Paint & Primer spray paint I used.
I tried out the solar lights that I bought for the chandelier. I liked them okay.
However, I liked these better!
To get them to stick I used this Silicone. Hindsight 20/20 I should have used Gorilla Glue Epoxy—that’s what I used on the solar light chandelier.
This is how I used the silicone.
One of the arms on this light was bent and crooked, but I couldn’t straighten it. I used some Scotch Blue painter’s tape to hold the light upright while the silicone set up.
This is a small porch that was revealed when I had the bushes removed a couple of months ago. It doesn’t get full sun, but the great thing about these new and improved solar lights? They can charge in the SHADE!
Although I really like this repurposed floor lamp—it’s not the one that I keep on this porch on a regular basis.
This was a more modern lamp I got from a friend. Most lamps are 3 pieces screwed together. On the left is all three pieces, making the lamp very tall. Top right is two pieces, and bottom right is one piece.
Since I was putting on the small porch, I used two pieces. I like that height the best. I have it placed next to my small outdoor garden bench made from reclaimed lumber.
When I round the corner to come home at night, it makes me smile to see illuminate my porch.
I still have some repurposed lamps to turn into solar lights, but I’m waiting till cooler weather so I can spray paint them.