Light My Fire!

February 7th, 2010 in member junk     
Clickart Clickart, member
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We used this shade temporarily until we find just the right shade of brown on an old sweater to use to recover it...
The new lamp kit fit perfectly in the stovepipe once I ran the wires through the rod... just drilled the hole in the elbow and secured it!
Closeup of the ceramic parts - cool design with scorches and all!
Overall size is about 36 so it should sit nicely on a low side table on a covered porch or rustic family room.
We used this shade temporarily until we find just the right shade of brown on an old sweater to use to recover it...

We used this shade temporarily until we find just the right "shade" of brown on an old sweater to use to recover it...


I ran across this old gas space heater in someone's trash.  All the cool lamps on Junkmarket have inspired us to do a lamp project, too.  The ceramic heat radiant thingys look kinda gothic, don't ya think?  All we've had to do is clean it up a bit (leaving the rusty parts as-is) and then I added a lamp kit.  It took only one drilled hole to be able to use a leftover hollow rod from another old lamp and it all came together!  Next, inspired by the old-sweaters-to-lampshades we've seen shared here, we thought it would be a great way to combine ideas later.  This is our first lamp project but we have lots more junkola we can re-purpose as unusual lamps.  We'll be putting this one in our shop so wish us luck!


Pattern or design used: Would Thomas Edison be Proud?
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, eclectic, whimsical, family room, outdoor spaces, brown, lamp, cast iron-metallic, ceramic

Comments (4)

junkermidge writes: Good luck! What a fun project. I have a feeling you'll be having lamp fun for quite some time -- it's addicting!
Midge Posted: 8:27 pm on February 9th
alicemom writes: How much fun!!
smiles, alice Posted: 12:11 pm on February 9th
suewhitney writes: Great lamp...love the rustic appeal!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:17 am on February 8th
grannijo writes: Very Cool!...nice idea...thanks for sharing!...sharon Posted: 2:17 pm on February 7th
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