Push Lawnmower Lamp

February 15th, 2009 in member junk     
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Heres an overall shot of my lawnmower blade lamp. I decided it would look good up against my blue wall shining up onto the metal GATHER.
It is sitting on an old hospital gurney, but thats for another post...
Regarding the gather sign... it is new and was purchased via the Sundance catalog by Santa for my Christmas present this past holiday.
Heres as little bit tighter shot. The vase on the right is an old copper float with dried twigs.
...and heres a shot up close.
Heres an overall shot of my lawnmower blade lamp. I decided it would look good up against my blue wall shining up onto the metal GATHER.
It is sitting on an old hospital gurney, but thats for another post...
Regarding the gather sign... it is new and was purchased via the Sundance catalog by Santa for my Christmas present this past holiday.

Here's an overall shot of my lawnmower blade lamp. I decided it would look good up against my blue wall shining up onto the metal "GATHER".

It is sitting on an old hospital gurney, but that's for another post...

Regarding the "gather" sign... it is new and was purchased via the Sundance catalog by Santa for my Christmas present this past holiday.


I've decided to re-junkify my office at work and will be posting a series of photos so you can join me along the way.

Here's my first real "junking" piece - a push lawnmower lamp I made with my father over 10 years ago. I decided it would look good up against my blue wall shining up on the metal "GATHER".


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, industrial, family room, outdoor spaces, dining room, modern, lamp, office, mudroom, game room

Comments (26)

Cocalotta writes:
I LOVE your lamp! I've always wanted one of the old mowers
but didn't know what I would do with it. This would be perfect to have in my '50's style basement. Then I would
watch to come up with an idea for the handle.
Thanks for an awesome idea! Posted: 2:58 pm on December 30th
RobJ98167 writes: I like this lamp! Would look cool on my memorie table! Posted: 9:56 pm on March 21st
livinonthecrowrock writes: I love the architectural look of the blades- what a cool lamp! Inspirational!! Posted: 10:14 am on March 8th
PinkPigWestport writes: Excellent job I love it! Thanks for the inspiration. Posted: 6:23 pm on February 20th
mountaingoat writes: That lamp is about the coolest thing I've seen in a long time - what GREAT repurposing! Looks industrial, yet modern and and classic, all at the same time. Great job! Posted: 5:19 pm on February 20th
georgiamoon writes: Jenny, when I saw this in your office I didn't even know what it actually was but what I did know was that it is the coolest lamp on EARTH!!! and BTW her whole office is so cool with the greatest stuff! Georgia Posted: 3:00 pm on February 18th
jillruth writes: I agree that this is one of the best lamp projects I've seen--thanks for sharing!! I know what I'll be looking for at the next auction. Posted: 3:44 pm on February 17th
CottageElements writes: Wow, Jenny! You really were ahead of your time. What a wonderful lamp!!! Love the "Gather" sign, too. Is that old? Your colors in this room are just incredible!

Lani Posted: 11:26 am on February 17th
suewhitney writes: Freaked (in a good way) when I saw this one. Love it Jenny!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:11 am on February 17th
irishrovr writes: This has a wonderful shape and makes a great lamp! Very nice!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 2:25 am on February 17th
csudderth writes: This is GREAT!!!!! I love, love, love it. Can't wait to see what else you do for your office.
Christy Posted: 8:32 pm on February 16th
Junkpony writes: I love this! What a cool idea. This site is dangerous, every single day I add something to my "hunt for" list, now an old lawnmower is on it. Posted: 7:09 pm on February 16th
DownHomeDIY writes: Jenny, I think you and the JunkArchitect were separated at birth. The two of you amaze me. What I love is that your creations all seem so "natural". Even though they are made from totally random and obscure objects, they just look that they were meant to be that way. That is a huge kudo. You have enormous talent. I love seeing your posts! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
-MB Posted: 5:57 pm on February 16th
writes: WOW! Thanks for all the wonderful comments! It feels so great to hear :-) It sure was a fun one.

I will have more office photos posted soon. Stay tuned!

JennyK Posted: 3:15 pm on February 16th
fellowjunker writes: Beautiful Jenny..........your office looks so inviting!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:03 am on February 16th
MimiToria writes: Jenny- love the push lawnmower lamp you made, but wow, ten years ago is when you created it. That is amazing! You were way ahead of your times girl!
Gretchen Posted: 10:42 am on February 16th
roadtriplouise writes: Wow, this is just awesome!! This is the best lamp, kind of industrial and red so I love it.
Ann Posted: 9:40 am on February 16th
shabbychick writes: Jenny - you and your Dad did a great job together!! Such an awesome piece - the shape, color, etc... Can't wait to see the rest of your newly re-junki-fied office! :)

Very cool - thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 8:43 am on February 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, I love this!! The fact that it is red makes it even better and the entire "feel" from the photos is fantastic! I can only imagine how much you enjoy your office now.

Great work!
Candy Posted: 7:46 am on February 16th
junkermidge writes: That is so awesome! I've tried several times before to make one but gave up (the center rod keeps tripping me up). Maybe I'll try again -- yours turned out so great. How wonderful that it was a father/daughter project. You're always so inspiring. Thanks.

Midge



Posted: 10:27 pm on February 15th
texasjunkermom writes: Great design! I agree with paisleypenguin, it looks like a double helix, which has a very pleasing shape. How special to have done it with your father. Posted: 10:02 pm on February 15th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow, this is one of the best lamp ideas I’ve ever seen. It is absolutely incredible!!

Jim Posted: 10:00 pm on February 15th
judithomas writes: I LOVE THIS! And against the beautiful blue wall....very striking! I am looking forward to more photos of your office re-do!

Judi Posted: 9:54 pm on February 15th
paisleypenguin writes: I love the red and blue together. The lamp base reminds me a little of a double helix. Great project! Posted: 9:35 pm on February 15th
SeaGlassLady writes: This makes a beautiful lamp...what a wonderful use of the old lawnmower part! Posted: 7:59 pm on February 15th
junktiqueboutique writes: This is great. I would like to buy a push lawanmover to actually use but they are so expensive, even the used ones.
Maybe the parts and pieces wouldn't cost so much. And making a lamp wouldn't be so labor intensive as mowing. I like the gurney too. Posted: 8:00 pm on February 12th
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