Junk Lamp

January 21st, 2009 in member junk     
PaintedShed PaintedShed, member
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This forum is so inspiring.  So many beautiful creations.  I wanted to share my latest adventure.

I've always love old ceiling tins and embossed metal, so when I came across tools to do it yourself I started reading up on how to do it.  My first attempt I created a long narrow strip.  I couldn't figure out what to do with it, so I started digging in my stash.  Out came an old bowl, a tuna fish can, and a ship candle stick.  I glued them together, wrapped my metal strip around the center of the tuna can, and painted it all black.  The embossing didn't show up like I wanted, so I drybrushed it with a little antique white.  The strip didn't quite make it all the way around the can so I filled in with a black button that I dry brushed as well. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Stephanie
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Comments (9)

junkpainter writes: So creative, good for you. I think I have a bowl just like that in the junk archives. Posted: 4:59 pm on January 29th
BellaB writes: How absolutely inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing this! Posted: 8:01 pm on January 23rd
janwinn writes: I would never have believed this was made from junk if you hadn't told us! It's great and looks so refined (or should that be re-found?)!! Posted: 5:36 am on January 22nd
chosmosw writes: Very nice! What kind of glue did you use? Do you have a favorite for glueing glass to glass? I have some dishes that I wanted to stack and glue, but your project is the icing on the cake! Posted: 8:25 pm on January 21st
MelHow writes: I'm very impressed - I like the scale of the base - it keeps the hurricane lamp from looking so tippy... Posted: 5:53 pm on January 21st
shabbychick writes: What a clever creation! Who would have thought those pieces and parts would have made such a beautiful candle lamp?!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 3:05 pm on January 21st
fellowjunker writes: What a fun idea....I, too, LOVE old ceiling tins. Thanks for sharing your great project.
xojanis Posted: 12:17 pm on January 21st
texasjunkermom writes: That's beautiful! You did a great job. Don't tell anyone who compliments you on it that it is made of pieces of this and that! It looks like a high-dollar candlestick. Posted: 11:14 am on January 21st
junktiqueboutique writes: I think this looks so much better. I love putting together a bunch of junk items to make one beautiful one. Posted: 10:56 am on January 21st
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