Sometimes you just need a quick project with satisfying results. My dorm room-era lamp was the perfect project for such a craving. I started out with this:
It isn’t awful, but if I had not inherited it, the lamp would certainly not be my first choice. Enter 25 cent lampshade, 2 paper grocery bags, and some wooden clothespins.
You have to love a quick upcycle on a dime...er, quarter. How about you? Any small projects that make a big difference?