Funky Funnel Lamp

April 4th, 2009 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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It was destined to become a Shade

Just enough light

Still has its original sticker
Stripes painted on an old broomstick

A small light socket is attached to the bottom of the broomstick…lights up the glass beads

What a bunch of junk

A hole was drilled completely through the broomstick and all the components attached. This is where it all happens.

Once together it’s just inserted through the top of the jug and pushed into the beads.


The small bottom socket and wiring is installed first. The wire runs through the broomstick to the top socket.



The lamp has two switches, one on the cord and another on the top socket. The socket switch allows for the glass beads to glow without the top bulb being illuminated…makes a cool nightlight.

The shade ring is glued to the inside of the funnel so the harp can be attached.

It was destined to become a Shade

It was destined to become a Shade

Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (Copyright 2009)

All the components for this Lamp came together in about 15 minutes at last Sunday’s flea market.

Galvanized funnel, old glass jug, broomstick and a box full of lamp parts…thank God for junk.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy JunkArchitect (Copyright 2009)
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Comments (20)

PastBlessings writes: Now I will have to add old funnels to my list of junking must haves! Great idea!! Posted: 7:27 pm on June 25th
Clark77 writes: Love this! I've seen them used for pendant lamps before but never created into a lamp. Thanks for the assembly instructions and project list! Posted: 9:34 am on June 11th
TrashyChick writes: Have I told you I love all your projects. The nightlight beads is sooooo cool. TC Posted: 10:30 pm on April 8th
writes: Jim,
You are a very talented man! Thanks for the additional photos on how you made this. Lamps always daunt me and you have a way of making them all come together so nicely.

Thank you!

JennyK Posted: 2:49 am on April 7th
shabbychick writes: You're having too much fun! You should just start selling your own line of "junk" lamps! As always - an awesome, colorful, funky creation! (Love the marbles illuminated too)

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 3:33 pm on April 6th
greencolleen writes: jim thanks so much for the additional pics :). what kind of glue did you use ??? Posted: 11:42 am on April 6th
RobJ98167 writes: Snazzy looking lamp there Jim! I especially like the effect the light has on the marbles Posted: 3:19 am on April 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Such a very cool look, Jim! I'm loving the painted broomstick. Nice work guy.

Candy Posted: 9:56 pm on April 5th
catbishop writes: Congrats on the contributor promotion:)

Posted: 5:48 pm on April 5th
alicemom writes: When is your junk book coming? You draw,create,execute all perfectly! Thanks so much for the information on the "put-together".
Alice Posted: 5:27 pm on April 5th
fellowjunker writes: Soooooooooo COOL Jim!!!!!!!! I love the inside of the jug with the marbley things and broom handle. Man, oh man you are a creative genius!!
xojanis Posted: 4:09 pm on April 5th
suewhitney writes: Hey Mr. Jim,

Can you tell I have been in Texas, by the way I greeted you? Love, love, love this lamp! The colors and the combo of junk are absolutely fabulous. You never cease to amaze me!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 3:08 pm on April 5th
catbishop writes: Snazzy! Posted: 2:52 pm on April 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Georgiamoon and greencolleen, I added photos showing how the lamp is assembled.

Lani, the Frostie Root Beer is an old advertising sign I picked up years ago.

Jim Posted: 10:57 am on April 5th
StrangeCargo writes: Jim, very cool lamp. Very unusual raw materials expertly combined to create something out of the ordinary.... or "strange".

I like that. Posted: 6:58 am on April 5th
Junquerette writes: Too clever! I love the color of the funnel. Posted: 9:55 pm on April 4th
CottageElements writes: Jim, you're lamp projects must be endless . . . you have such "bright" ideas! Haha! The root beer piece in the back is also incredible and fun. Is it vintage or another of your wonderful projects?

Lani Posted: 6:36 pm on April 4th
LuAnn writes: You always come up with "funky junk". Love your work.

LuAnn Posted: 6:07 pm on April 4th
georgiamoon writes: Jim what a FUN lamp. I love the colors you used. I also want to know how you did this? A little more info on how everything is attached would be good. This one is a little different than the other lamps you have made.I really LOVE it. Still want more info though..don't hold out on your junking pals here. OK? OK. geo Posted: 3:36 pm on April 4th
greencolleen writes: jim i so love this look! the colors are too fun, i will be looking for old funnels, one question tho how did you attach the lamp parts and how is that funnel supported??? great idea thanks:) Posted: 2:27 pm on April 4th
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