How to Turn a Blender Into a 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:
- Lamp cord set
- Lamp cord, about 6 feet
- Socket, standard Edison works well
- Switch, clamp-on
- Plug, clamp-on
- X-acto knife
- Wire cutters
- 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.