Memory Lamp

December 26th, 2008 in member junk     
junkinhart junkinhart, member
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My gift to my niece.......her memory lamp
The rotor off her car........memory of her and her girlfriend changing the rotors (her 1st mechanical experience!)
Picture cubes.......blocks that turn on the lamp spindle......will have pictures of her and her friends that are special to her
My gift to my niece.......her memory lamp

My gift to my niece.......her memory lamp

The adults in our family draw names for Christmas.  I drew my niece who is in her 3rd year of college and just moved into her 1st apartment.  I went diving into the junk pile......came up with the rotor from her car that she & a girlfriend changed themselves this summer (her 1st mechanical project!!).  I started from there and added the cube blocks that turn on the spindle (I will add pictures to each side of these, but my beautiful new laser printer chose Christmas to start adding red streaks to pictures (even black & whites)!!!  I spray painted the base and the shade with hammered black paint and the cubes with an automotive black.  It goes perfect with her colors and style of the apartment!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Memory Lamp
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, family room, picture holder, living room, black, lamp

Comments (8)

plumberdaughter writes: Wow, I love this a rotor from a car. My boy's would love this lamp too! This may give me some Idea's. Thanks! Posted: 1:51 pm on January 1st
csudderth writes: What a great gift. I love gifts that have some meaning behind them. Christy Posted: 4:02 pm on December 28th
kopykatkim writes: This is a great memory lamp, your niece is one very special girl to have you for an Aunt. And a Junking Aunt @ that. I know she will appreciate this for years to come. Can you draw my name for next year?

Kim Posted: 6:40 pm on December 27th
KimberlyMelamed writes: This is a fabulous present! So meaningful and fun! Love how you put it all together. Great work.

Kimberly Posted: 11:44 am on December 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a truly thoughtful gift! To incorporate pieces of a project she'd completed and make it extra special piece she can actually use. What a fantastic idea!

Great job!
Candy Posted: 5:47 pm on December 26th
junkermidge writes: Junkinhart, this is so GREAT! The rotor makes a fantastic base -- very clever of you. And to think it was from your nieces mechanical project. What a fun and useful memory lamp. GOOD JOB!
Midge Posted: 4:05 pm on December 26th
chosmosw writes: The more I read everyone's idea's the less I get rid of things. I'm giving my nieces treasure's that they collect for Christmas this year. I think this will be a very memorable gift for your niece. Char Posted: 3:45 pm on December 26th
suewhitney writes: Wow, this is ingenious! I love it and you execution is impeccable. Your niece is a very lucky young lady! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:06 pm on December 26th
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