Giving antiques and pre-loved curios a new lease of light

The Idea

Inspired by the upcycling work done by the Gili Eco Trust in Indonesia while on her travels, Katie decided to follow in their footsteps on returning home to Cambridge and create UpCycled Lighting Co. She can now be found scouring the East Anglian antique barns and auctions looking for unusual items that could be upcycled.


At UpCycled Lighting Co., you’ll find a stunning selection of antique light fittings, bespoke one-off upcycled antique lamps and many unique curios that you won’t find anywhere else. From empty gin bottles and bird cages to vases and chandeliers, Katie transforms everyday objects into beautiful works of art and unique statement pieces for your home.

100% Handmade

Whether sourcing items locally or from across Europe, all the items that you’ll find on this site are handcrafted by Katie in her Cambridge workshop. Whether giving an antique light fitting a new lease of life, transforming an antique vase into a lamp or creating a lampshade out of your favourite fabric, all our items are 100% handmade.


Based in Cambridge, UpCycled Lighting Co. is the brainchild of Katie Sills a purveyor of pre-loved antiques, curios and unusual items. Katie has turned her love and passion for antiques and all things handmade into creating beautiful upcycled lamps and light fittings that are completely unique. From scouring auction houses and reclamation yards to markets and antique shops, Katie is always looking for new ideas for bespoke projects that she can bring to life.

New range of Decorative Bulbs in stock now!


Antique lamps and light fittings may look great but they are not designed for the low energy modern lifestyle. At UpCycled Lighting Co. Katie specialises in upcycling antique lights and transforming them into items that are perfectly suited for everyday use. Using antique style LED light bulbs these antique light fittings not only look great but also are good for the environment.

As well as sourcing antiques and curios from around the world, at UpCycled Lighting Co., we are always happy to upcycle items for customers creating bespoke lights and lamps just for them. Check out our bespoke lights page for inspiration and ideas or alternatively get in touch with Katie directly by sending an email to


Shipping within the UK is free, the the excpeption of the light bulbs, and all items are individually costed for Europe, if you would like shipping arranged to a country outside of the EU please contact me via the Bespoke Lighting page with your full address and the item you wish to purchase and I will provide a shipping price.