Tin Ceiling Fixture Lamp & Sign

January 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
plumberdaughter plumberdaughter, member
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I made these lamps using antique light fixtures and galvanized pipes. I actually found pipes that threaded into the fixtures. The hardest thing was drilling a hole through the insulator in the fixture, the ceramic was very hard. I liked the look of the pipe and the peeled paint on the fixures so i didn't do any paint treatment on them. I also made the Merry Christmas sign on bead board, framed it with scrap trim boards and put it inside the red frame from an antique dresser that I found (missing the mirror).


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, frame, lamp

Comments (8)

MimiToria writes: I love your lamp designs. The great chippy pcs. you used with the clean lines of the galvanized pipes are perfect. Love this!
Your sign idea added to the vintage mirror frame minus the mirror is really cool too.
Love your projects you've shared. Welcome to the site btw, and after checking out your profile, the other projects you've posted have been really good too. Your definitely an asset to the JM site.
Gretchen Posted: 11:55 am on January 3rd
suewhitney writes: Love these! Great combination. I too love the peeling bases.

Take Care,
Sue Posted: 10:45 am on January 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Your lamps are incredible and are the epitome of JUNKMARKET Style, in my opinion. I too love the "as is" finishes that remain.

Great work, once again PD. Love your style!
Candy Posted: 8:46 am on January 3rd
StrangeCargo writes: Great collaboration of found objects and they all compliment each other. Thank you. Posted: 7:53 am on January 3rd
bluejean writes: I've been wanting to make some lamps and these are great inspiration. Great job! Posted: 11:54 pm on January 2nd
FunktionalJunk writes: I really like these lamps! I also really like the metal piece in the center that's holding the candle. All the weathered finishes really compliment each other!

leah Posted: 11:43 pm on January 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: Really nice lamps and the peeling bases are great. Posted: 10:52 pm on January 2nd
whiteflower writes: These look great! Nice job. And, I think you were right to leave the pipes as is -- they're great. Posted: 9:25 pm on January 2nd
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