Lantern Lamp and American Flag

October 17th, 2009 in member junk     
Trash2Treasure Trash2Treasure, member
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Photo: Michelle Rayburn

I turned an old camping lantern into a lamp by using a clamp-on lamp kit. I just clamped the lamp onto the metal loop on the top of the lantern. The americal flag in the background is an oak kitchen cabinet door that I rescued from the trash. I primed it in black, then taped off for the strips and stars. I muted the colors of red, white, and blue by toning them down with a little black mixed in. Once the paint dried well, I sanded areas to reveal the black primer underneath.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Michelle Rayburn
posted in: member junk, artwork, lamp, american flag

Comments (7)

Trash2Treasure writes: You'll find the lamp kits at several craft supply places. Here's a link for one of the sites where you can find them.

Michelle Posted: 11:16 pm on October 26th
shabbychick writes: Great reuse of an old lantern!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 10:44 pm on October 24th
RustyDiva writes: Great project ~ both of them!!! Posted: 2:30 am on October 20th
SantaClaus writes: It must be too early for me - where do you get a "clip-on" lamp kit? LUV the flag too! Posted: 8:31 am on October 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Add me to learning here about the clamp-on lamp kit. Your vignette looks fantastic!
Candy Posted: 7:41 pm on October 17th
JunkArchitect writes:
I love the rusty old patina on your lantern and thanks for the info on the clamp-on lamp kit.

Posted: 5:32 pm on October 17th
itsnotjunk2me writes: thanks for the clip on lamp idea-an easy way to turn any item into a lamp. Great job on the flag too. ~judi ;) Posted: 11:46 am on October 17th
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