"A THRIFTY LIGHTING PROJECT"

September 2nd, 2009 in blog, member junk     
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I found this lamp at the thrift store and immediately fell in love with it, as I had a similiar one in my bedroom as a child.  I decided to re-junk it, and made it into a little jewelry holder for my white bathroom.
A before picture of the milkglass lamp.
Lamps can be taken apart very easily by simply unscrewing the pieces (I always take a picture of the pieces in the order they come off so Ill remember how to put things back together!).
I spray painted the brass pieces then reassembled the lamp omitting the top light piece.
I spray painted a little silver plate white and drilled a hole in the middle.  It then fits through the lamp rod and a washer and nut holds it tight.  I glued on a glass knob to finish the look on this one.
Had to add a few crystals (of course!).

Another easy, easy project using a old lamp found at the thrift store.  

For more junk inspired creations visit my blog junkdreams at http://www.janisgurney.blogspot.com.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - junkstyle
posted in: blog, member junk, centerpiece, lamp

Comments (19)

greencolleen writes: so janis, did read your post. its kind of amazing where i find nurses. this kind of creativity helps me to recharge. so as sue says be well. loved your profile esp the naughty dog part. i have a 3 yr old german short hair that gleefully dumped all of my large planters in the back yard, then she chewed on the pots the stinker ;) colleen Posted: 8:18 pm on September 10th
snowyowl writes: Love this!!! Great piece of art too. I have had several of these lamps. My rewiring is lacking, cant get it all tight enough. I only have one of these left that works, but I am rethinking it now. It would make a beautiful cake stand too with a larger plate on top. You have an eye for things for sure. Posted: 7:40 am on September 5th
greencolleen writes: dear janis, i found one of these hobnail lamps at a thrift store really cheap, but it was a pin up lamp but i think i can reconfigure it. so what a great idea ;). so i went to your blogspot and the really cool thing was last week i got a stamp holder for $1.00. been looking thru the site to find the idea i knew i had seen and there it was on your bog spot. thanks ;) Posted: 10:44 am on September 3rd
creativejunquer writes: It is very beautiful Janis. You have such a nack for creating the elegant look out of junk. and you are such an inspiration to us all. Tahnks Robin Posted: 8:57 am on September 3rd
LadyCatherine writes: Really, Really cool!!! Posted: 5:30 am on September 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: As pretty as the jewelry it will hold! Beautiful job, Janis!
Candy Posted: 5:04 am on September 3rd
JunkArchitect writes:
Janis, there’s not much else to say, another outstanding creation by the champion of classy junk.

Jim
Posted: 2:19 am on September 3rd
RustyDiva writes: My classy classy friend!!! I told you, you are one of the greats! Absolutely LOVE this. The pictures are breath taking. I too had one of these as a child and it brings back a lot of memories. What a great way to have it grow up with you. Beautiful ~ and I'm green with envy over your green scenery! ;)

Kenda Posted: 12:33 am on September 3rd
CottageElements writes: Another of Janis' masterpieces! Elegant and beautiful! You sure have the knack, girl!

Lani Posted: 12:28 am on September 3rd
LisaWilliams writes: Love this!!

www.artisanspress.com Posted: 11:08 pm on September 2nd
alicemom writes: Janis,
That is so darling. Your yard is fabulous to boot! Lucky girl or should I you probably work hard. I love your style. Thanks so much all your inspiration.
smiles, alice Posted: 6:38 pm on September 2nd
byabpryor writes: So beautiful.... hmm jewelry holders... I likey alot! Posted: 5:23 pm on September 2nd
TeRose writes: Very Creative Thinking! There are many lamps that are awesome, but not needed anymore. Great way to Reuse! Posted: 3:01 pm on September 2nd
luvstojunk writes: Very creative and beautiful, I would love to have this in my house. I think I will hit the garage sales, you have me interested in finding the items to make one for "ME" :) Posted: 2:31 pm on September 2nd
shabbychick writes: Janis - so lovely!!! You gave your lamp such a beautiful new life (with a bit 'o' bling" too). I like to reuse small lamps too - yours is so elegant!

Geo...you're too funny!! I want to see pics of your booth - to see "JMS - California-style"!!! :)

Kathy

P.S. And your pictures are so beautiful - love the outdoor setting! Posted: 1:17 pm on September 2nd
Christina_S writes: Wonderful project, turned out beautifully! Love the addition of the crystals too. Posted: 1:06 pm on September 2nd
oldnews writes: It looks fabulous and so does your beautiful yard! Posted: 11:09 am on September 2nd
chippingcharm writes: I too love this idea! Beautiful and OH SOOO creative! Thanks, Laurel Posted: 10:46 am on September 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Janis I LOVE this little project. You guys are supplying me with LOTS of cool stuff to do here. I have a bunch of little crystal lamps that I can never find the right shade for...well the search is OFF! From now on I can turn them into this kind beautiful item. Now if I only had the time to keep up with you. My booth, later this month, will feature some of the coolest stuff..all I have to do is check in here and see what all my junking pals are up to and go to town!!! Great job and thanks for the inspiration, Georgia Posted: 9:58 am on September 2nd
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