A dump truck light!
For one of my design classes, our assignment was to design a light for under $10. At first, I thought, how am I ever going to do this for under $10.00? So I put my creative thinking cap on, searched images on Google, brainstormed with a buddy, and came up with this….
Our youngest son who was 4 at the time loved everything trucks. What 4 year old boy doesn’t love trucks. So I made him this dump truck light for less than $10.00 using a Tonka truck that I had as a hand-me-down, also hand-me-down DUPLO. The only thing I needed to buy was the light from Ikea for $6.00 which fit into my $10.00 budget perfectly!
We measured a hole that would fit the light fixture minus the light bulb and marked the spot accordingly and cut it out.
I used a lamp I bought from Ikea for $6.00 Before you cut, make sure the lamp will fit the hole.
I added duplo because of the big colorful sizes.
Put the light in the hole, add the bulb, shade and duplo, and you have yourself a dump truck light.
My son ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT and had it for years until he grew out of it.
When he grew out of it, I redid his room in a Sk8Park theme. Click here to see his new room!
I’m Debi Collinson. Designer. Stager. Real Estate Investor. In 2006, at the request of a realtor, I staged my very first home. Staging houses was just starting to become popular. I was very nervous staging my first house, but the sellers liked their newly redesigned home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price. I went back to design school and have never looked back. Since 2006, I have been staging & styling spaces to make them look like they belong in a magazine page, and buying “fixer uppers” to fix up & either sell for a healthy profit or to rent them out. I’m currently living in my 8th “fixer upper.” Sign up to receive my e-mails of how to make your home stunning, how to sell your house for top dollar AND how to become financially independent one fixer upper at a time!