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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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5 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?

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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