Table lamps and dimmer lights are big business for good reason. The best way to make them last longer is to be creative with the fixtures you already have. For the most part, we do this with paint, but it is also easy to repurpose items like vases and picture frames into something new and more functional. For the most part, we do this for a lot less than buying them from the pros. Luckily, the internet is a great place to shop for cheap. The trick is to know which store to hit first. This savvy shopping tactic can save you a tummy ache.