June 28th, 2016 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Random elements fused together.

An upside-down basket creates the perfect wiry base.
A vintage, brass socket holds an Edison bulb. 
Simple with a soft industrial edge.

Vintage, barebones functionality.


Vintage basket
Rusty lampshade frame
Antique Bakelite plug
Old brass socket

Even though the basket and shade frame were found separately the gage of the wire and rusty finishes match.


The Bakelite plug and fabric cord add vintage charm. (The cord is new)

The Handy Plug”  is embossed on the cover. Its in mint condition and probably from the 1930’s.

Random elements fused together.

Random elements fused together.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2010)

Crafted from a vintage, wire basket and a salvaged lamp shade frame, this one-of-a-kind lamp glimmers with rusty radiance. 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy-Junk Architect (copyright 2010)
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Comments (15)

outofcontext writes: I like this theme, great use of the materials.
Posted: 6:36 pm on November 26th
Lauretta writes: I just LOVE this lamp! Very indusdtrial and cool! Posted: 10:39 am on May 3rd
DecorMadeSimple writes: I have a thing for rusty wire, love the lamp. You really have an eye for upcycling junk, a true artist. Posted: 7:48 pm on February 6th
DesignTurnpike writes: By the way, great photography as well. And I love that flag! Posted: 7:38 am on December 2nd
NDJunkGirl writes: This is just stinkin' neat. I think it would look better in my house than yours though, so ship it on over! :)

-Andrea Posted: 11:59 am on November 22nd
suewhitney writes: Love the bare nakedness of your creation! Ab fab...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:30 pm on November 21st
chippingcharm writes: I'm late to comment on this one...so ditto what they all said! Very, very cool! Laurel Posted: 1:02 pm on November 20th
itsnotjunk2me writes: i am so inspwired---[= by this lamp jim!
(love the clever title graphic)
had to come by and as FJD wrote, get my fix...you're the best junk lamp maker by far. Posted: 6:21 pm on November 15th
RustyDiva writes: WOW - Love, love, love!!! I also love that flag in the background! Awesome project Jim.

Kenda Posted: 12:08 pm on November 15th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
That light is awesome.Can't wait to see what you come up with next.GREAT JOB.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 10:18 am on November 15th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:

Thank-you for my Junkin' Jim fix. It's been awhile. :) VERY cool. Love all the metal delights in this one!


Posted: 4:50 pm on November 14th
CottageElements writes: Uber cool, Jimbo! Great elements and I love how even the new pieces have a vintage feel. You're the king of lighting (bow..bow)!

Lani Posted: 11:40 am on November 14th
georgiamoon writes: Oh yeah...VERY clever with the little cord graphics in the title! Posted: 10:05 am on November 14th
georgiamoon writes: Jimmy, you never fail to pull off something fantastic with the simplest of components. I think this lamp would fit into any room with any decor, it is so airy and light. You are amazing. Hey BTW whats up Mr. Editor...did ya get a promotion? If anyone deserves it, it's you FOR SURE!!! Love, Georgia Posted: 10:04 am on November 14th
MimiToria writes: Wow Jim is this ever cool. Love this light and all the details you've put into it.
Gretchen Posted: 9:16 am on November 14th
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