We're HUGE fans of upcycling materials.
For those of y'all who aren't familiar with the term upcycle, it refers to re-purposing or re-assigning use of a material instead of throwing it away as trash.
Before it was “a thing”, I remember upcycling tons of things from the local CHOC thrift store (Children's Hospital or Orange County) in Santa Fe Springs, California and others. I also used to love visiting yard and estate sales. You can often find killer deals for items that folks simply are looking to get rid of.
We came across the following DIY that takes lamps and makes them attractive lamp posts for your patio or outdoor space.
Click on the image below to check out the solar lamp posts: