No. 10 Milking Stool & Flashlight Repurposed / Upcycled Lamp

April 11th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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I've made it to 10!  This is the 10th repurposed lamp I've made to date and, between you and me, I think they are getting taller!  Ha! I ran across this great, old milking stool that had seen a few better days.  After some TLC and several coats of red and green paint, it was ready for some distressing and character.  I gave it a good bit of that before adding the cloth measuring tap around the perimeter.  Finally, it got a clearcoat bath. I used a vintage, chrome emergency flashlight and pot lid for the center shaft fabrication.  The flashlight polished up pretty good!  On top is a vintage cake cover lid with an older silverplate casserole tray mounted inside of it.  The top also got some clearcoat.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, retro, green, red, lamp, lighting, flowers, numbers, canvas, chalk paint, stand, chrome, milking stool, stool, measuring tape, cake top, Light, safe, seat, flashlight, wooden

Comments (7)

chippingcharm writes: So FUN!! I love your creative mix of "junk"!! Posted: 4:46 am on April 16th
Bec4 writes: So fun and funky--love the shade. Such a great retro vibe. Posted: 8:53 am on April 13th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much everyone! Trying to think more and more out of the box on the lamps. Can't say that I won't use another retro flashlight for the shaft though. That was too fun. Posted: 4:58 pm on April 11th
suziart writes: love it...so fun and colorful!!!

suzi Posted: 9:02 am on April 11th
Delma writes: This takes the cake!! You're a wonder, Brian! Posted: 8:37 am on April 11th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Wow -- I love this!!! It make me smile!
~Marge Posted: 5:30 am on April 11th
suewhitney writes: Congrats on #10, Brian and I must say...you've out done yourself. LOVE it!!!! And yes, I agree...they are getting taller. Ah,haha!!! This is just so bright snd happy for spring..you made my day. Thanks!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 4:44 am on April 11th
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