Old carousel horse lamp

December 29th, 2008 in member junk     
FunktionalJunk FunktionalJunk, member
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What it looks like lit up!
With the light off.
What it looks like lit up!

What it looks like lit up!


I saw the legs of this old paper mache carousel horse sticking out of a dumpster in Amarillo, Tx and I had to rescue it!  I used spray-painted PVC pipe for the "pole", a $4 lamp wiring kit, an old lamp shade decoupaged with rose-print paper, some old pink satin ruffle-trim off an old shower curtain, and of course...a feather boa! 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, eclectic, funky, whimsical, bedroom, chic, light fixture, lamp, cream, pink

Comments (5)

Sharmon writes: Used to live in Amarillo some 22 yrs but back in Ohio. Love the lamp and those dumpsters you can find a treasure trove of things in them.Good job. Posted: 5:48 pm on December 30th
FunktionalJunk writes: Thank you! At first I didn't know what it was...I just saw the little legs sticking out. It wasn't in bad shape and it already had the hole cut through it. I actually made it with a friend's daughter in mind...her room is very pink and rosy and shabby chic and I knew it would be perfect. Only problem is that she was only 3 at the time and she wanted to "ride" the horse! Posted: 11:05 pm on December 29th
junkermidge writes: Adorable! You did a great job on this lamp.
Midge Posted: 10:38 pm on December 29th
suewhitney writes: Wow, I agree...in a dumpster?? Excellent rescue and a great job making it beautiful and functional again. Great job!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:26 pm on December 29th
bridiemurphy writes: OMG -- and from a dumpster in Amarillo? I know they've got some cowfolk and horses there...but a beauty of a carousel horse?! So glad you had the courage and creativity to save it. Bravo! Well, uh, giddyap ya'll! Posted: 9:23 pm on December 29th
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