60's ViewMaster Lamp

December 17th, 2012 in member junk     
paulwilsonkc paulwilsonkc, member
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I love to make lamps out of unsuspecting objects! This time, we bought some items by the box at auction. When we got them home and examined the items we had actually bought the boxes for, this little ViewMaster turned up at the bottom of a box and we didn’t even know it was there. I decided it needed to be a lamp! I disassembled it, removed the guys and cleaned it up. I then cut the back side off of the lens, mounting a night light inside it so it would look like it worked. Then took an old donor Target lamp and transferred the parts to the projector! It just turned out great!  
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Repurposed Designs on FB - Paul D Wilson
posted in: member junk, vintage, artwork, eclectic, funky, whimsical, fun, retro, lamp, alternative, 60s

Comments (3)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Very inventive - I always loved looking at slides, and this vintage viewmaster would've been so relaxing and enjoyable...made into a lamp would make it such a nice reminder of those days gone by. I really like it a lot! ~Mary~ Posted: 10:49 pm on December 22nd
CottageElements writes: What a fun lamp! I've seen a lot of repurposed lamps, but nothing quite like this. Cool!

Lani Posted: 9:28 pm on December 21st
rustinpeace writes: oh this is really neat! I would love to know how to make lamps out of the crazy junk lying around my house!
Posted: 7:36 am on December 18th
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