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The upcycling design trend is still going strong, and rightly so. Taking an unused item and turning it into something useful and beautiful is not only earth-friendly, but it results in truly one-of-a-kind pieces. This “hacked” light designed by HGTV Star Cris Mercado was made from an old camera body, a tripod, a light kit and finished with an Edison bulb. It was the judges favorite, and one of mine too!

vintage camera light



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6 Responses

  1. Bc27 says:

    I cannot believe Cris was sent home, loved her, she is the most original person of this bunch!

  2. Mel says:

    How can I buy this lamp?

  3. kim frees says:

    I have a vintage Bed & Breakfast. I would love for you to take a few photos of my home. Here are some photos. http://www.jeralansfarmbb.com

  4. vbrachman says:

    Ive just made one i think youll love. Contact me at vibphotos@live.com

  5. can you save the file as a “.VBS” and have it still work?

  6. The original Star School had two rooms and an office. The "Little Room" was for grades 1-4 and the "Big Room was for grades 5-8. This building was built in the late 50s I believe. Our entire community life revolved around this school and consolidation was devastating to our pie suppers, Christmas programs, Easter programs, and yearly end-of-school picnics at Honor Heights in Muskogee–fond memories.

Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...


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