To DYE for!

February 20th, 2010 in member junk     
alicemom alicemom, member
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This was my Grandfathers. I think he used it to hold screws and such.
This is the infamous 1980s lamp I wanted it to leave the house. HB says why?? It still works! Being the sweetie he is we got to change. (Plus a little strong hinting from me)
This the back of the front panel.  It will be another project.
This the finished product. I love it. We tried several different shades. Either to short or small. So for now this shade will have to work.
HB used sewing spools for the collar.
This was my Grandfathers. I think he used it to hold screws and such.

This was my Grandfathers. I think he used it to hold screws and such.

Photo: alice

OK.... I am very pleased with the out come. My only thing is the shade. I thought I might  (try)replicate The Putman logo. Not sure! So if any of you have ideas just holler.

smiles, alice


Pattern or design used: My own design - alice
posted in: member junk, metal, , whimsical, family room, kitchen, living room, entry, lamp

Comments (20)

doggbo writes: I would LOVE to find a container like that! My friends last name is PUTNAM!! What a gift!! Posted: 10:53 am on August 11th
MakinItHappen writes: I just saw one of these boxes today in an antique shop. It was priced at $250!!! Posted: 8:39 pm on March 19th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: Alice, the Putnam lamp is awesome. I am making one out of an old toy chemistry box. This website has opened so many doors for me. Whatever you do to the shade, dont put so much stuff on it that it detracts from the base. I made that error with my pink woolverine stove. An old story found on line about the Putnam Company on old paper, decopaged onto the shade would be interesting. Annie Posted: 7:37 pm on March 19th
RoseGardenRomantic writes: very cool! Posted: 12:09 am on March 4th
alicemom writes: Laurel, You are toooooo funny!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:04 pm on February 25th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great Alice...but too bad they spelt the name wrong ;)he-he! Laurel PutMAN Posted: 8:26 am on February 25th
ninnarae writes: This is such a great piece of advertising art! Such great colors and graphics! So nice it is from your family- wonderful re-purpose! Posted: 12:46 am on February 24th
shabbychick writes: Alice - great graphics on this - and you're so darned clever too - a lamp...I bet your grandpa would love it!

Thanks for sharing!

Kahy Posted: 4:10 pm on February 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love it! Way to keep it in the family.
Great job, Alice!
Candy Posted: 3:51 pm on February 23rd
JunkArchitect writes: This is such a great vintage advertising piece and your lamp came out fantastic.

Posted: 2:45 pm on February 23rd
54girl writes: Very cute idea! I've seen these tins before and would've never thought to do something like this. Great job! Mary Posted: 4:07 pm on February 22nd
RustyDiva writes: Truly terrific lamp Alice!!!! Great job and every time you look at it you can think of gramps. Very cool. I like the idea of a rectangular shade to mimic the lines of the bottom like Sue suggested. Looks like it will have to be a BIG one.

Kenda Posted: 2:48 pm on February 22nd
CottageElements writes: Great job, Alice. Very fun and whimsical. Looks like right up Jim's alley. A simple graphic maybe on the shade with just the name might be cool. Make sure you show us!

Lani Posted: 12:36 am on February 22nd
artteachergirl writes: Wonderful job, Alice!!! Great way to keep something special and make it useful. Your grandfather would be proud I am sure! Posted: 5:21 pm on February 21st
suewhitney writes: P.S....I might go with a large rectangle shade to repeat the shape of the base. Just a thought...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:02 pm on February 21st
suewhitney writes: This lamp is to dye for Alice! Love the sentimental value. I like the idea of graphics on the shade. Nice work, kiddo!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:01 pm on February 21st
smiller0529 writes: What a great idea and awesome idea! Posted: 6:41 pm on February 20th
oldnews writes: Alice, I LOVE it! What a very cool lamp you've come up with! I love having something nobody else will ever have, and yours has sentimental value as well! Marie Posted: 5:12 pm on February 20th
junkermidge writes: Alice, that lamp is awesome! You guys did a great job. Very graphic. I'm glad you saved one of the panels -- anxious to see what else you come up with.
Midge Posted: 4:28 pm on February 20th
writes: Nice job Alice (and HB!). I love it and the spool is a great touch. The shade looks great but you might want to try a barrel shade too - I find those are the easiest shapes to work with.


Jenny K Posted: 3:52 pm on February 20th
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