Mum transforms $1 worth of children's zoo animal toys into an art deco-inspired bedside lamp

A mum has shown off her incredible upcycled lamp made from plastic toysThe mum said the lamps cost her $2, while the toys cost just $1 in total She sprayed the whole thing gold and was very pleased with the results

A mum has revealed how she transformed $1 worth of plastic children’s toys into a bedside lamp.

The mum posted her effort at upcycling online, where she revealed the whole project cost her just $3 and took a few hours to complete.

‘I paid $2 for an old lamp at the op-shop, $1 for the bag of animals and had the gold spray in the cupboard, so pleased with how it looks,’ she said.

A mum has revealed how she transformed $1 worth of plastic children's toys into an incredible bedside lamp - and you can do it too

A mum has revealed how she transformed $1 worth of plastic children’s toys into an incredible bedside lamp – and you can do it too

While it may not be to everyone’s taste, more than 60,000 people reacted to the post which featured before and after photos of the lamp.

And it appeared to inspire many of the creatives in the group.

‘This is why I can’t get rid of any of the kids old toys. One day I am definitely doing that. A superhero one too. Love it, great job,’ one woman said. 

Another revealed she had seen a similar lamp made with toy cars and Lego. 

Others joked that while they loved the finished product they wouldn’t be recreating it on their own.

‘I don’t want it in my house because the spiders would love it and I hate cleaning but such a good result,’ wrote one such mum.

Predictably, some people suggested ways to improve the lamp.

‘I think it would look great with a zebra lamp shade,’ one woman wrote.

‘You need to put a shade with leave on it – then it would be perfect,’ said another. 

The mum posted her incredible effort at upcycling online, where she revealed the whole project cost her just $3 and took a few hours to complete

The mum posted her incredible effort at upcycling online, where she revealed the whole project cost her just $3 and took a few hours to complete

Others preferred the earlier version of the lamp.

‘I liked it best before you painted it – had a jungle feeling to it,’ one said. 

One man said he had seen a similar lamp for $800.

‘This is very cool and looks expensive, well done,’ added another. 

3,300 people commented on the photos, many congratulating the mum for her efforts.

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