"Generating" a new lamp

April 13th, 2009 in member junk     
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My new lamp made from a parts from our local scrap yard.
My husband just shook his head when I came home from the scrap yard with this. Its a an old generator from a motor. The wheel turns, the piston still goes up and down, and I just had to have it!
Heres the piston down...(which gives me a place to put a small jar with flowers, or glass beads - even an old croquet ball looks good there!)
I love the oil gauge on the back!
I also found a bunch of this rusted metal that I thought would be good for - well, good for something! In this case, a lampshade!
My new lamp made from a parts from our local scrap yard.

My "new" lamp made from a parts from our local scrap yard.


During my weekly trip to the scrap yard, I found this old generator and some cool scrap metal that looked like fringe to me. It took a lot of elbow grease to clean it up, wire it for use as a lamp, and mount it on an old piece of redwood from our old fence. The shade I made from the fringed metal scrap which I riveted together. I used wire to attach it to the lamp harp. My husband is still shaking his head, but I'm used to that. I'm happy with it, and it'll grow on him! (I hope!)


Pattern or design used: My own design - Marie Wirth
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, plant holder, industrial, funky, whimsical, family room, study, sunroom, great room, office, lamp, tin-metallic, game room, generator

Comments (10)

irishrovr writes:
Nice! Almost "steampunk-ish" looking!

Eileen

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 10:41 pm on April 17th
georgiamoon writes: oooh I love a good lamp...and a special shade too! Wow you did an amazing job. I LOVE this...georgia Posted: 2:35 pm on April 16th
shabbychick writes: Very cool lamp - looks like we have the start of a "lamp of the month club"! Great rusty save - love the look! I need to find a scrap yard to visit too...you guys come up with the coolest stuff!

Kathy Posted: 10:38 am on April 15th
RobJ98167 writes: That is one cool lamp- you have a great scrap yard! Posted: 3:30 am on April 15th
jillruth writes: That is so neat!! Posted: 3:36 pm on April 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Looks like you've officially become part of the junk lamp crew! Great work! I'm amazed out how your lamp shade turned out.

Candy Posted: 2:18 pm on April 14th
CottageElements writes: Marie, what a great lamp! You both did a wonderful job on it. Nothing better than metal and rust!

Lani Posted: 12:31 pm on April 14th
writes: oldnews! You are a gal after my own heart. I love it!

JennyK Posted: 12:10 pm on April 14th
StrangeCargo writes: Marie, every inch of this light is creeping with character! What's fun about this is you have retained the important moving parts yet dressed it appropriately with the redwood base, flowers, and a "saved" unique shade. It is a beauty!

Thanks.

Ken Posted: 6:10 am on April 14th
alicemom writes: WOW-MARIE, THIS IS SO COOL. I LOVE THE LAMP SHADE. WELL I LOVE IT ALL. IT LOOKS LIKE WE MIGHT HAVE A "LAMP CONTEST" IN THE MAKING.
SMILES, ALICE Posted: 10:44 pm on April 13th
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