Canteen Cowboy Lamp

February 11th, 2014 in member junk     
MakinItHappen MakinItHappen, member
11 users recommend

This was the first version.

Our next Throw Back feature comes from Makinit Happen!  She originally posted this back in November of 2009.  Perfect post to highlight while we're headed to Nashville, Tennesee, the home of Country Music!


I took an old galvanized canteen and added a lamp kit, then put rubber feet on the bottom so it would stand up straight. I glued on a picture from a calendar and framed it with rawhide.  I already had the old vintage shade. After selling it, I'm having major seller's remorse. :)

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, funky, light fixture, cowboy

Comments (11)

The_paqrat writes: Way cool!! I understand seller's remorse. I have some jewelry I have made that I will not part with.
Posted: 10:45 pm on May 12th
gadgetsponge writes: Way cool definitely. Love the vibe and great pieces you used. Posted: 5:02 am on February 22nd
SantaClaus writes: You can now be on the "hunt" to make one for yourself - that's what I tell myself after "seller's remorse." Then I try to vision the new happy owner!! Posted: 8:56 am on March 11th
Junkyard_Ballerina writes: Cowgirl up! *Love* this lamp! My California home decor is western cowboy, much of it old family stuff. Your "seller's remorse" is SO understandable...wish *I* was the lucky buyer. Hmm...I do have an old canteen in the garage, and a cowgirl lampshade purchased on eBay but never used. My canteen has fuzzy plaid fabric that will have to come off.
(I should quit browsing this website -- too many *great* ideas!) Posted: 6:39 pm on December 28th
suewhitney writes: Very, very cool. I'm with with Jenny...totally understand your sellers remorse. Happy Thanksgiving!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:20 am on November 26th
alicemom writes: That is outstanding! I too understand seller's remorse. BUT you made somebody really really happy! Now get back to work!
smiles, alice Posted: 1:01 pm on November 24th
RustyDiva writes: GREAT lamp. Love the graphics you used on it! That's why I don't have a shop ~ I wouldn't want to sell anything. That's also why my house is so full!!!! Posted: 11:37 am on November 24th
JunkinLindsey writes: Absolutely fabulous. Love the shade. Good thinking, putting the image on the canteen itself. Posted: 11:03 am on November 24th
JunkArchitect writes:
I think this is such a cool lamp and I feel your pain for having to part with it. I had to get over my seller remorse or you wouldn’t be able to walk in my house.


Posted: 10:03 am on November 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Awww - Very cool. Sorry for the seller's remorse but here's hoping you can whip some more up!
Candy Posted: 8:08 am on November 24th
writes: OK, this is fabulous! I can see how you would have seller's remorse... I think you need to make another, and another and another :-)

Jenny K Posted: 1:51 am on November 24th
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