October 1st, 2014 in member junk     
outofcontext Bill Powers, contributor
5 users recommend

Sparky was a dedjected and unusable battery charger residing in a dark corner of a basement. His patina and price were his saving grace!

A good cleaning and rehabbing was in order. I removed all of his usless and sparky insides and replaced them with new wiring and a touch dimmer. I reinstalled his (now decomissioned) transformer so he had a heart and some heft.

He is a fantastic night ligt and can light up a room when needed. 

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, industrial, family room, entry, retro, light fixture, study, office, great room, lamp, steampunk

Comments (6)

gadgetsponge writes: Very clever -- very cool! Posted: 1:30 pm on October 3rd
MrFlannery writes: Very nice. I especially like the clamps at the base of the socket. This piece clearly has a "mad scientist" sort of vibe that I appreciate. Posted: 9:34 am on October 3rd
MakinItHappen writes: Another great lamp! Love it -- Keep 'em coming! Posted: 6:01 pm on October 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: My kind of light! I love the socket.

Posted: 6:00 pm on October 1st
StrangeCargo writes: Bill, great save. Love the ability to both dim and light up a room. Sweet!

Ken Posted: 5:26 pm on October 1st
CottageElements writes: Love how you gave "Sparky" a new life! That's what we do, right? Giving old, worn out things and a new purpose! Great job!

Lani Posted: 8:12 am on October 1st
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