Vintage Projector LampApril 21st, 2011 in member junk
On one of my many travels through the flea markets, yard sales and "dumpsters....okay, I said it, I found two beaten up vintage projectors. The were both laying under piles of rusty ole junk, I mean "treasure". I was immediately drawn to the idea that this was once a much loved machine,considered at the time to be high-tech. Now with the dvd age, projectors are no longer necessary for entainment.
Part of what we do as junk-rehabilitators is bring back to life the discards of the past. As I saw those two projectors in that rusty pile, I know I HAD to take them home and create something marvelous. Quick....get the CRASH cart, cpr needed. Well, actually a metal drill bit. I drilled through the base, added a lamp rod, harp and socket and viola.....a killer lamp. For an extra touch, I stitched a lampshade out of a vintage bank deposit bag.
It turnedout better than I could have imagined. Now the sad part, it's going in the shop! The Robin's Nest is part of Chartreuse and co in Frederick, MD. We hold a once monthly barn sale. I get all monthlong to fall in love with my creations, only to turn around and put them up for adoption. Just one of these days I WILL keep a piece! One day!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Power Tool Diva aka The Robin's Nest
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