To Create a Lamp from an Old Plastic Storage Bin

Jan 10th

Plastic storage bin – We begin by carefully cleaning, using a solvent inside the bin. So that we can remove the residual paint and the labels present on it. Immerse the bin in a hot tub for an entire night. The next day will be perfectly born, ready to be dried. We proceed to the next phase, which will be based on the application of the bulb holder on the bin itself. Take the lid of the bin, and then draw a point using a pencil, exactly in the middle of its diameter. This passage is performed, using a compass, the circumference of the same size as the bulb. Draw the circle, with a pointed cutter, cut to the perimeter of the drawn circle, to create a hole.

Unique Plastic Storage Bin
Unique Plastic Storage Bin

Attach the power cord to the bulb holder; make sure that it is working properly. The wire, of course, does not have to be too short; it should be at least 1.5 mt. Pass the opposite end of the wire through the hole of the cover. Pull it until the bulb holder is attached to the surface of the same cover. With a little pressure between the elements, try to make them fit well between them. And so that the bulb cannot escape from the lid, use liquid glue, distributing it along its entire edge. At this point, take the plastic storage bin and, using a punch, apply a hole inside, in the bottom wall. The mounting phase is almost over. The penultimate passage, the funniest one, involves the embellishment and finishing of the lamp.

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Purchase the plastic-like paint, the color you like, and paint your entire surface. Of course, choose the colors that you prefer. Using more than one, without stopping on too classic aspects. The multicolored is preferable. Try to rely on the environment in which you will be placing your lamp once the work is finished. Lastly, after the correct drying of the paint, pass the wire of the current inside the hole in the plastic storage bin and pull it until it is united. Try to work in a gentle way to avoid strings on both the wire and the bulb holder. Close the bin, and enjoy your lamp, ready to be part of your home furnishings.