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March 25, 2011

How to Turn a Blender Into a Lamp

Blender lamp If your loyal blender finally dies from making one margarita too many, give it a noble afterlife — and shine a light on your DIY skills — by converting it into a lamp. Here's the list of what you'll need:

  • Blender
  • Lamp cord set
    • Lamp cord, about 6 feet
    • Socket, standard Edison works well
    • Switch, clamp-on
    • Plug, clamp-on
  • X-acto knife
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Rotary tool, such as the one made by Dremel, with a grinding bit. If you don't have a rotary tool, borrow one from a well-outfitted neighbor or snag one from Craigslist and watch it change your life.
  • Lightbulb, sized to match socket (CFL, please).

For the step-by-step instructions, click on over to Sierra magazine's latest "Repurpose" column.

--Wendy Becktold


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