HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

December 12th, 2011 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Eclectic and sculptural with a slight touch of trashy class.
 

By adding one important piece, like this lamp, you can totally change the focus of a room.
Look at the size of this thing...30 long! The assembled lamp weights 75 lbs!
This 100+ year old headboard was uncovered at an estate sale. As horrific as this may sound I cut the thing to pieces.

The next step was to create a design, using the headboard, which pays homage to the corbels.

Cut, sanded and ready for the next step. This section is 12 wide x 40 high. 
The overall height to the top of the shade is 56.

Paper sheets with a textile appearance and feel are bonded to the headboard...next photo.

Revamped headboard ready to be secured between the two corbels.


A tarnished section of pipe, which will be mounted to the top, becomes a stem for holding a light socket.


 

The beauty of the wood is enhanced by introducing a layer of color and texture between the two corbels.

Immense and beautiful architectural details are unexpectedly repurposed.

A cloth covered power cord keeps with the overall historic charm.
Refined junk.

On a lamp of this scale the correct size shade is extremely important.
 
 
Eclectic and sculptural with a slight touch of trashy class.
 

Eclectic and sculptural with a slight touch of trashy class.

 

Photo: Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)

Two massive antique corbels and a cannonball bed headboard are united to create a new life as a slightly trashy floor lamp with a touch of class.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, eclectic, living room, entry, light fixture, brown, blue, lamp, historical, beige, copper, corbel, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (28)

weatheredtreasure writes: AAAAAHH! I LOVE IT! Posted: 9:45 am on March 21st
DecorMadeSimple writes: Impressive! Posted: 7:38 pm on February 6th
TerrKell writes: One of my Favorite pcs.! Posted: 11:50 am on February 4th
junkredeemer writes: What an amazing design design, love it! Good work, Jim! Posted: 9:04 pm on December 25th
alicemom writes: Good honk Jim! That is fantastic ! What incredible vision! You are really amazing! I love love love it

Smiles, Alice Posted: 2:15 am on December 22nd
FleaMarketTrixie writes: Love this lamp, great vision! Posted: 5:59 pm on December 20th
Seek writes: Hey Jim, I purchased one of your distressed tables while in Connecticut and absolutely love it! Your corbel lamp is breathtaking and may be my favorite yet.

Love your work...Jenny Posted: 2:22 am on December 20th
Cali_Junk writes: Jim, what a beautiful lamp. I love the look of the antique corbels with a hint of color in between. Your best lamp ever!

Linda Posted: 7:33 am on December 19th
Stonesthrow writes: Wonderful! I Love it so Great! Posted: 6:22 am on December 19th
CottageElements writes: Wowzers, Jimbo! This lamp is amazing! Those corbels are the bees knees! Way cool!

Lani Posted: 8:41 am on December 17th
Junky_Jolie writes: Well Jimmy, that's your best lamp EVER!

Joan
Posted: 1:30 pm on December 15th
chippingcharm writes: Oh my...amazing! Love it :) Laurel Posted: 4:47 am on December 15th
gadgetsponge writes: Awesome job Jim! I really digging those great corbels. Such nice, old detail and age. This is all a really classy combination with a cloth cord to boot. You go man! Posted: 7:28 pm on December 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks everyone! You all keep me motivated and inspired with your amazing projects and feedback. Sometimes the right components come together at the right time, as with this lamp. You never know when it's going to happen but when it does there's an overwhelming sense of alignment. Then you just build.

Have a wonderful holiday season and let your creativity flow.

Jim



Posted: 8:30 am on December 13th
suewhitney writes: Is this the best lamp you have ever done?! I don't know...seems to me they are all pretty darn wonderful. I do LOVE the addition of the paper. Great touch!!! Touch of trashy class? Great tag line. Thanks, Jimbo!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:52 am on December 13th
LadyCatherine writes: Wow! What a gorgeous lamp! Posted: 2:30 am on December 13th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: WOW,
Jim what a beautiful lamp.Great job,GOD BLESS,ROBERT. Posted: 7:47 pm on December 12th
sassycass writes: Wow!! I've never seen a lamp like this - its amazing. Your so talented. Posted: 1:16 pm on December 12th
crazymomluvsjunk writes: Could you put that in my stocking Santa? Another wonderful project! Nice! Posted: 12:55 pm on December 12th
AtticusFinch writes: Fabulous! Posted: 12:40 pm on December 12th
Porchman writes: Most incredible lamp I've ever seen! Those corbels are awesome! Great project! Posted: 10:06 am on December 12th
OneHippieChick writes: Jim, that is a expensive looking lamp. You did a great job in creating a art peice that is functional for lumination. Posted: 8:30 am on December 12th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:

The wait is always worth it. Thanks for inspiring another 'one of a kind' Jim! I think it's high time I try and make my own first lamp! :)

Donna Posted: 7:49 am on December 12th
CleverJunk writes: WOW!!! You're awesome. I have a couple of corbels that I'm told came from Hearst Castle and now you've got me thinking.....maybe I won't do the standard wall shelf.
Sherri Posted: 7:19 am on December 12th
sandyrae writes: totally in love with those corbels! This was well worth the wait. once again, your talent amazes me.
Sandy Posted: 7:09 am on December 12th
NDJunkGirl writes: This is just magnificent, Jim! Totally cool and may I say probably my favorite lamp you have done so far! Awesome vision...hope your enjoying the holiday season!

-Andrea Posted: 6:34 am on December 12th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, only YOU could top the other lamps that you have come up with in the past.This is magnificent! I love the way that you cut the center piece to reflect the curves of the corbels, the pattern on the paper you used, and the proportion of the shade make this the most beautiful lamp EVER! This piece would make a statement in any room, those corbels are truly impressive. You never cease to amaze,
Georgia Posted: 5:59 am on December 12th
JunkSituation writes: Genius! It looks like it would be so easy to put 3 pieces of wood together, but I'm sure it took a lot of work... It's absolutely spectacular :)
Tammy Posted: 4:54 am on December 12th
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