Christmas Lamp

December 19th, 2008 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Concept Sketch
Photo: Jim Healy Copyright 2008

The shape and patina of this old Red Bucket was calling out for some kind of Christmas creation...like a lamp shade. So without buying anything new and just using the junk in my shop I put together my “Festivus Lamp”.

The base is a vintage Christmas tree stand. The lamp shaft is a wood dowel painted to look like a candy cane. The ring portion from an old lamp shade was installed in the bucket so it could be attached to the harp. The power cord is a set of vintage Christmas lights.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, cottage, funky, lamp, paint

Comments (14)

gilswife writes: Lol!!! how cool is that???? VERY COOL!!!! You have quite the imagination!!! I love it!!! ..... Donna Posted: 3:59 pm on February 13th
shabbychick writes: What a spectacular lamp!!! I love every bit of it - looks like it was made to order for the North Pole

And...your concept drawing should be framed as well!!

Love the well-used shovels on the wall too!

Thanks for sharing & Merry Festivus (or is it Happy Festivus??)!!

Kathy Posted: 3:51 pm on December 22nd
Meadowview_Farm writes: OH my goodness - the design drawing and then the real thing -how great is this?! And using a light string for a power cord - genius! And the colors - bravo! Oh, just stand up a take a bow!! -- I mean it...I love your style!!
Kari Posted: 4:42 pm on December 21st
upyourattic writes: Now I know what to do with all my vintage Christmas tree stands and I have a year to find the rest! Thanks so much ~ I love, love this one! Merry Christmas!
Patti Posted: 11:32 am on December 21st
JunkArchitect writes: Janet, it’s a full-size metal bucket, not a toy. Someone told me buckets in this shape were used as vintage fire extinguishers. They were filled with sand and the cone shape would keep the sand from getting caught within the bucket when you tossed it on a fire. Quite a story and I’m not sure how accurate it is.

It didn’t matter what is was originally used for. Then second I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it.
Thanks and keep creating! Posted: 7:54 am on December 21st
1DesignChick writes: This is great. So unique. Well, until we all copy you and make one for ourselves! what kind of bucket is on top? A vintage child's toy?
Oh, and I can really see those shovels now. Wow.
Janet Posted: 11:31 pm on December 20th
CottageElements writes: Wow! You are very, very creative! Love the base, and the cord, incredible!

Lani Posted: 10:39 pm on December 20th
GayleB writes: This is great. I like your style too. Posted: 9:36 pm on December 20th
georgiamoon writes: Oh MY...you are so good at putting these things together! I really love this one but then again I really love everything that you do. Totally cool! Geo Posted: 3:06 pm on December 20th
roadtriplouise writes: This is great, love your unique style.
Ann Posted: 12:00 pm on December 20th
piecesofthepast writes: This could make even Scrooge smile!!! Great job! Posted: 10:53 am on December 20th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh this is good! That power cord is like nothing I've ever seen before. What a fantastic idea!!

Thanks for sharing yet another great project.
Candy Posted: 5:48 am on December 20th
crazymomluvsjunk writes: I like your style...very unique and funky! Posted: 10:59 pm on December 19th
junkermidge writes: That is so adorable!
Midge Posted: 10:24 pm on December 19th
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