Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

September 25, 2021

Today is another Do-It-Over-Designers (DOD) challenge! If you are new to LVC, the DODs are a group of blogging friends and we get together virtually every month. We take something old, dated, or worn out and do it over to give it a new purpose or refreshed look.


I will share my project with you first and then you'll be able to check out the other ladies' projects, k? 😃


This project also marks the completion of the thrift shop flips lineup I've been working my way through. It took waaay longer than I thought! haha!


Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp


Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

I thrifted the lamp and lampshade from Goodwill, the lamp was $4.99 and the shade was $2.99. I also bought two blocks of Sculpey clay for $2.49 each from the craft store.

I saw this Ceramic Face Lamp online at Urban Outfitters and thought it would be pretty easy to knock off my own version and when I saw the price of $99 😲, I knew I could recreate it at a fraction of that price.

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp
Source: Urban Outfitters

I used the clay to create the face details... ears, eyes, and a nose... and then baked them following the instructions on the clay packaging.

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

Once they were dried and cooled, I glued them to the lamp with E6000 glue (I sanded the lamp first to remove some of the shinyness so the paint would stick to it).

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

And then painted it with some baking soda paint I made to give it a pottery feel.

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

I gave it two coats.

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

Lastly, I gave it a couple of coats of clear spray finish to protect it.

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

Teehee! Did you notice I gave him some earrings?? I used these washers that were left over after I dismantled the old porch light from this project: Repurposed Porch Light with Three Decor Ideas, and I just stuck them into the clay before baking.

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp


Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

Here's the comparison:


My lamp cost $10.47
  • thrifted lamp - $4.99
  • thrifted shade - $2.99
  • Sculpey clay - $2.49 (I only used one block of clay)
  • E6000 glue - already had
  • Paint - made myself with leftover paint and baking soda
  • Clear spray sealer - already had

The Urban Outfitters lamp costs $99 (currently on sale for $59.99)

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

And that completes this lineup!

Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

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Upcycled Lamp - Urban Outfitters Knockoff Face Lamp

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  1. Your lamp is so much better than the inspiration lamp, Tania, and the earrings? Love them! Great makeover!

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  2. Wonderful recycle Tania. The earrings were a perfect finish for the lamp. I've been wanting to try the baking soda paint for a while. It adds so much texture.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the baking soda paint is so cool.

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  3. Oh my gosh what an ADORABLE lamp. You knockedoff this one right out of the park, Tania! Love the cute earring addition too.

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  4. I love him! He has much more personality than the Urban Outfitters one! And the paint with a little texture is perfect!

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