Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cool Lamp!

Just wanted to share with you a lamp I constructed for my 10 year old daughter's room. I was at an auction sale a while back, where an acquaintance won the bid for a box of interesting items, one of which I had my eye on. When I asked if he could part with this particular piece, he generously gave it to me. (Thanks Justin...if you're reading this!) I knew immediately what I wanted to use it for. I'm guessing it was part of some farm machinery, perhaps an auger cover of some sort.


Because I cannot remember to take "before" pics, you'll just have to envision it a slightly rusted silver color. I spray painted it black. I also found a (new) curvy metal plant hanger that got a fresh coat of black paint as well.













I had previously purchased a hanging lamp kit from Lowe's, so I just had to notch out about an inch of metal on one end of the auger where the light kit clipped perfectly into. (gotta love those dremels!) I found velum paper at a craft store, as well as some star shaped crystals....love the pattern in the paper! I used fishing line to tie the crystals to the bottom end of the auger. With Gorilla super glue, I glued the velum to the inside of the auger, securing it with clothespins until dry.
I still need to make a cord cover with some black fabric or something that coordinates in her nuclear green room, but I love how it turned out...and so does she!

Who knows what you'll find lamps made out of at this year's JunkFest! Don't miss it!!



26 comments:

  1. I love when people use their imagination! You have such great ideas, what little girl wouldn't love that lamp? (Also, what big girl?) Dawn

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  2. Cassie - That lamp looks terrific!! Your daughter is so lucky to have such a talented momma :)
    Toni

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  3. Holy hanging light Batman! That is some gorgeous fixture! Lucky daughter! You are incredibly creative.

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  4. Spectacular! LLOVE IT! You are so very clever.

    Sheila

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  5. I have visions...problem is mine never turn out that good. That lamp is 2die4. I would never of thought to use vellum as a liner.
    Debbie

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  6. first off.... she's 10 already???? i die!

    secondly... you are so creative! you inspire me!

    xoxo

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  7. Too cool!
    Creative.
    great idea.

    blessings,
    Barbara jean

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  8. Smart. Very smart. You're good. ~Mindy

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  9. Cool lamp, indeed! Love everything about it.

    Candy Allen

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  10. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the lamp!! I bet it makes those sweet nuclear walls just glow with fun!!

    Great repurpose...keep em coming!

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  11. FAR OUT, MAN!!! Way cool, Cassie

    I'm thinking you girls need to publish a book...or get a few pages in a magazine or something. You've all got so much to share!

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  12. This is incredible! I Love love love that lamp and so creative! It looks soooo expensive!

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  13. Wow, that is really neat. I love how it came out.

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  14. That is a truly cool and original light. Loving it! What a great way to reuse something in an unexpected way.

    Thanks for joining me today.

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  15. Fabulous. I hope everyone gets to see this.
    Sandy

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  16. Very cute and creative !
    hugs ~ Kammy

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  17. That is beautiful! I love the velum look so much. Well done!!

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  18. Really great job on the lamp! It's so hard to remember to take those before shots. As soon as I have the repurpose plan, I plunge into the project to see how it is going to turn out.

    Thanks so much for visiting our blog too.

    Beth of Salvage Studio

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  19. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! Great stuff!!!
    Beth

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  20. Very creative and cool. A one of a kind treasure.

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  21. Get OUT of Righteous TOwn! LOVING IT!

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  22. Wait a great job you did on this lamp. It's amazing!

    Lani

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  23. that hanging lamp turned out great! very clever and creative! Thanks for sharing the how to's with us!
    gail

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