Gas Lamp to Candlestick: Quick, Easy and Pretty Too!

October 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
jacklynn4 jacklynn4, member
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crystals and buttons
the wire shade form has 3 sides, making it look odd in the photo, trust me, it looks great in person.
crystals and buttons

crystals and buttons

Photo: steve szydlowski

I found this old gas lamp in a box lot at an auction. I fell in love with it's design of rambling flowers around the base. As luck would have it I had stashed the wire frame of a lamp shade that I thought would fit nicely. A little "J B Weld" was all it took to attach the wire frame to the lamp base. Celluloid buttons, vintage crystals and the odd glass bead from an old necklace, strung on copper wire give the illusion of a shade. I plan to put a votive candle in the center, although it could be retro-fitted with wire and a small lightbulb unit attached. I think the candle lends to the charm...

Pattern or design used: My own design - Jackie Lantry of Bliss Farm Antiques
posted in: member junk, lamp, crystals, candle, buttons, beads

Comments (14)

pofolksdecorator1 writes: This is beautiful. I have been trying to redo my ugly ceiling fan/light. Any ideas? Annie Posted: 8:46 pm on May 5th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: I LOVE this one. Awesome girl! Annie (Po Folks Decorator) Posted: 2:36 pm on October 18th
CottageElements writes: Gorgeous! Love all the bobbles you added to the shade. Beautiful job!

Lani Posted: 9:37 am on October 5th
RustyDiva writes: Beautiful ~ I want one! Posted: 7:13 pm on October 3rd
alicemom writes: Boy I agree with all! It is outstanding!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:26 am on October 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a gorgeous creation! Love all the vintage pretties added to it.
Candy Posted: 3:47 pm on October 2nd
oldnews writes: The base is really wonderful! What a great find! The shade with the crystals and the the fine wire - beautiful! Welcome to the site! Marie Posted: 12:30 pm on October 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Welcome Jackie, I really think you did a fantastic job with this. The base is fabulous and the shade, crystals, and wire, just add to the beauty. I really , REALLY love this lamp! Georgia Posted: 12:21 pm on October 2nd
Junkpony writes: What a find! Great job--I think it has great character, too. Love the combination of buttons with crystals. Posted: 10:48 am on October 2nd
greencolleen writes: great mix of fancy/vintage/industrial. lots of character ;). i also like the copper wire against the chippy white paint of the base. i havent been able to find any really cool old lampshades :(. great idea. Posted: 10:01 am on October 2nd
roadtriplouise writes: So vintage yet so beautiful and elegant! Love it. Posted: 9:53 am on October 2nd
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

It's high time for another member feature, don't you think. This time around the feature goes to a brand new member here at JUNKMARKET Style, Jackie Lantry. All I have to say about this project is....LOVE!!! I have been a fan of dressing up the "naked" lampshade for sometime now and Jackie's version is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the great project, Jackie and welcome again to JMS!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:31 am on October 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
xojanis Posted: 12:36 am on October 2nd
grannijo writes: What a find!!! my it!...thanks for sharing!!...sharon Posted: 9:05 pm on October 1st
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