Re-Purposed Player Piano Roll Lamp!

February 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
plumberdaughter plumberdaughter, member
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I just loved the idea of preserving the whole music roll and the box.
I used drawer pull knobs on the box for legs.
I just loved the idea of preserving the whole music roll and the box.

I just loved the idea of preserving the whole music roll and the box.


I found this player piano roll and just had to do the challenge. This did create a challenge just making all the pieces sturdy enough to create a lamp. I unrolled the piano roll so I could use it on the lamp shade and then re-rolled the remainder. I like how the light shows through the perforations on the lamp shade.I put drawer pull knobs on the box for legs, wired it up and put modge podge on the whole thing to help preserve it. PLAYER PIANO ROLL LAMP!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, living room, lamp

Comments (13)

junkermidge writes: Great job on the lamp. I love it and I love that you incorporated everything into one project. Way to take up the challenge!

Midge Posted: 9:17 pm on February 4th
plumberdaughter writes: Thanks for all the nice comments. It's hard to pass up a good challenge especially when it has to do with creating something out of JUNK! Posted: 2:25 pm on February 4th
whiteflower writes: You did a beautiful job on your lamp. It has a real vintage look. Love how you incorporated the box into the design. Very creative! Posted: 7:32 am on February 4th
JunkArchitect writes: Plumber daughter, I want to congratulate you on joining the challenge and for creating a spectacular lamp. You do such a great job with all your projects.

Jim Posted: 10:53 pm on February 3rd
DownHomeDIY writes: Wow, forget Motel 6...you can leave this light on for me anytime!
Super cool.
-MB Posted: 9:14 pm on February 3rd
georgiamoon writes: Wow, Great job...wish I had thought of this! I love that you took on the challenge with us and it really goes to show you how many things can be made with one item. It is beautiful, Georgia Posted: 8:42 pm on February 3rd
MimiToria writes: Way to go Kim. This is great that you decided to join the challenge and was able to find a piano roll on your own. It is so interesting that your project is a mix of both of Janis and Lani's projects. I too am using modge pog for my challenge and none of us even talked about what we were creating. Very cool.
Gretchen Posted: 7:08 pm on February 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Such great graphics on the roll! I love that you kept it all intact. You did an amazing job on this and I am so impressed! Thanks for taking part in the challenge.
Candy Posted: 1:58 pm on February 3rd
BigVic writes: That is definitely a very nifty idea, I I like the use of the role for both the body and the Lampshade. Posted: 11:52 am on February 3rd
fellowjunker writes: SPECTACULAR!!!!! You did a absolutely fabulous job with the player piano roll and box.
xojanis Posted: 11:43 am on February 3rd
suewhitney writes: Nicely done Plumber Daughter! I too love the fact that you used all of the elements in one project. It looks beautiful in your home. Way to go girl. We'll see if we can help you get this posted under the original challenge post.

Take care and thanks for taking the challenge...
Sue Posted: 9:49 am on February 3rd
bridiemurphy writes: Oh, my, Goodness! Super fun! Posted: 9:30 am on February 3rd
irishrovr writes: I really like that you've made three different elements of the lamp with the roll and box. Makes it automatically work together nicely. Great idea!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 11:57 pm on February 2nd
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