Sometime last year, I went to a craft night with a janky lampshade and some old books, hoping to figure out something cool to do with it. I ended up modge-podging the full lampshade with Robert Browning poetry, and it now sits beside our bed. All in all, the whole lamp cost a total of $12. You can imagine my surprise, then, when a few months later, Anthropologie popped out with a lamp and lampshade made of dictionary pages for $388. I was just reminded of it because I saw the lamp go on sale for a mere $199.95.
(That's my lamp on the left, and Anthro's lamp on the right!)