"Mambo Console" Bongo Drum Style Console Lamps

December 30th, 2009 in member junk     
CleverThinker CleverThinker, member
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Photo: by Larry Moad

I found these two wire frames with serious tacky beaded edges at a yard sale for $3- each...one was damaged, I was gonna only buy one, but the person selling told me he wanted to get rid of them both at the same time....so I bought em together for $5.  I found this funky fabric that looks like the Jetsons' kids go to a dance....added some simple black trim on the vertical lines to separate each of the 6 panels, then another trim at the top and bottom.  Great color when lit, and they're definitely BABALOO inspired!!  Line switch.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Mambo Console
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Comments (5)

RustyDiva writes: I love your work CleverThinker. I also like your sense of humor ~ you're a funny guy. I've read your other comments on other posts and your great sense of humor shows in your work too! Keep it up ~ we all need a giggle!
Posted: 11:02 am on December 31st
oldnews writes: They turned out great! What a deal for 5 dollars! The transformation sounds amazing! It's good to be able to see past what it is to what it could be! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 8:02 am on December 31st
MakinItHappen writes: Very, very cool. I fixed up an old Airstream trailer last year and these would have been perfect in there! Posted: 10:27 pm on December 30th
CleverThinker writes: Hukt on fonix werx fur me!! LOL!!!

In 'RETRO-spect' (sorry, couldn't pass that one up), I'm glad I picked em both up too. For someone that has one of those console in a danish style, or side tables flanking a 'Rob Petri' style sofa in a rumpus room, I think they'd be a HOOT!! Posted: 9:37 pm on December 30th
monakent writes: These are ULTRA cool!!! SOOO glad you were "forced" to buy them both. A pair makes more of a statement, I think. I can only imagine these babies will sell "tute-sweet" (I have no idea how to spell that, so as usual, I make up my own spelling)!!! gailmarie Posted: 8:30 pm on December 30th
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