There might be something FISHY about this FUN(nel) lamp!

September 14th, 2009 in member junk     
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The lamp shade is made from an old crawdad trap. (At least thats what the seller said!) I had lots of fun with old washers. Theyre wired on with very fine jewelry wire and cast some cool shadows.
The funnel was one of the things I got from a friends junk pile. It was all going to the dump, so I grabbed all I could!
I washed it well, then sprayed with clear gloss varithane to bring out the dark patina.
I ran tubing through the flexible neck so that after I wired it, it would not bend.
The finished lamp is funky, but I like it!
The lamp shade is made from an old crawdad trap. (At least thats what the seller said!) I had lots of fun with old washers. Theyre wired on with very fine jewelry wire and cast some cool shadows.

The lamp shade is made from an old crawdad trap. (At least that's what the seller said!) I had lots of fun with old washers. They're wired on with very fine jewelry wire and cast some cool shadows.


I'm redoing my work room at home, and I want a kind of funky industrial look. I have a wall of old lockers ordered and coming soon, so I'm in search of anything metal, rusty, and fun!This lamp may not be for everyone, but it works for me!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - mariel wirth
posted in: member junk, metal, eclectic, funky, industrial, whimsical, light fixture, silver-metallic, lamp, tin-metallic, work room

Comments (15)

TessMinkema writes: funkilicious! Posted: 11:29 am on October 2nd
StrangeCargo writes: Marie, as soon as I saw this I started hearing "Octopuses Garden" by the Beatles. What a creative masterpiece. Thanks.

Ken Posted: 7:06 pm on September 19th
jillruth writes: Works for me too! Posted: 4:14 pm on September 16th
suewhitney writes: I LOVE funky! This is soooo awesome Old News!!!! Great union of junk. You go girl....

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:05 am on September 16th
CottageElements writes: Marie, great job on this lamp. The washers were perfect as an accent on it and I love the final as a base. Bravo!

Lani Posted: 12:37 am on September 16th
RustyDiva writes: Great job Marie!!!!! I love the way you put everything together. Posted: 10:17 am on September 15th
junkermidge writes: Oh, Marie, YOU ROCK! I love this lamp! What a great way to kick off your funky industrial look work room.
Midge Posted: 12:22 am on September 15th
monakent writes: Right up my alley - LOVE it!!! gailmarie Posted: 7:44 pm on September 14th
fellowjunker writes: This is so great Marie....love it!!
xojanis Posted: 3:12 pm on September 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, I am especially loving the base! Very cool!
Candy Posted: 2:59 pm on September 14th
shabbychick writes: Marie - you've officially joined the "lamp of the month" club! Great job - I love how you added the washers to the shade - and the base is way cool!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:33 am on September 14th
alicemom writes: MARIE,
THAT IS SO COOL! LOVE IT! ANOTHER FINE JOB.
SMILES, ALICE Posted: 9:33 am on September 14th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: That is one awesome reuse of junk! Posted: 9:05 am on September 14th
byabpryor writes: WOW! Very funky.... very cool! Posted: 8:42 am on September 14th
grannijo writes: I like it too!!..what great idea ...thanks for sharing..sharon Posted: 7:51 am on September 14th
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