70's Lamp Paper Towel Holder

July 29th, 2011 in member junk     
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Paper Towel Holder made from vintage lamp
70s vintage lamp
Candle inside vintage lamp globe
Vintage lamp base used as pedestal
Paper Towel Holder made from vintage lamp

Paper Towel Holder made from vintage lamp

Photo: HomaStyle

You know those 70"s lamps you find in flea markets and yards sales with the large glass globe in the base...usually in green or gold, sometimes clear?  The metal on these lamps have beautiful scroll work.  I am always looking to ways to use the metal.  For a paper towel holder, I took the lamp apart removing all wiring and electrical elements.  I sprayed the base and finial top.  Then reassembled the lamp replacing a roll of paper towels where the large globe was.  I love my junk paper towel holder.  Oh and that globe...I use it outside with a candle inside.  Using just the base and adding a plate and we have pedestal for our cookies!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Vintage Lamp Paper Towel Holder
posted in: member junk, metal, candle holder, lamp, paint

Comments (4)

bluebucket writes: Great re-use! I had all the parts to make the paper towel holder so made one immediately. Normally I have my paper towels hidden in a drawer but can now have them on the counter on a fantastic paper towel holder. I'll also be looking for more lamps to use the ornate bases as pedestals. Thanks for sharing the wonderful ideas. doreen Posted: 7:50 pm on August 6th
junkermidge writes: I love it -- so clever! And you were able to use so many parts. Great looking cake stand. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 4:58 pm on August 4th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, so much good stuff from one lamp! Nice job. Posted: 4:19 pm on August 1st
KMcG73 writes: Great ideas for super creative re-usage! Posted: 3:21 am on July 31st
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