It's a Reel Lamp

August 12th, 2015 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Funnel base and Hose Reel shade
Hose Reel...before
Hose Reel...after
Galvanized mood lighting

I bought a box of brass nozzles at the flea market and turned one into a finial

Looks dangerous

You could fire-up a street light with this power cord

The only components not from the junk pile are the socket and harp…don’t use old sockets!

Funnel base and Hose Reel shade

Funnel base and Hose Reel shade

A galvanized Funnel and a dismantled Hose Reel pair up to form an industrial lamp. To really give it a factory appearance the cord is a section of BX electrical cable and the plug is from a washing machine.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, eclectic, funky, industrial, country, whimsical, family room, kitchen, living room, entry, light fixture, office, sunroom, great room, lamp, mudroom, tin-metallic, game room

Comments (22)

georgiamoon writes: Nice to see some of these great old projects revisited. This was always one of my faves! Posted: 5:22 am on July 31st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
WOW what a beautiful lamp. I don't see how you can get rid of anything you do with these projects.This is the top of the line you over did yourself. Its amazing. GOD BLESS. yOU HAVE GREAT TALENT. ROBERT. Posted: 1:39 am on July 30th
TrashyChick writes: OMG! I want your lamp…please. I need someone to teach me how wire things so I don’t kill myself doing it. Posted: 5:15 pm on March 21st
writes: Love the lamp, Jim. I could also see a few holes punched into the "lampshade" haphazardly, since a true pattern might belittle the true "beauty" of the piece.

I am a brand new member of JunkMarket Style and can't wait to get going on my "works of art" that are sitting in my basement and garage, just waiting for me to attack.

Although I have created and recycled on a smaller scale (jewelry) for years, I can't wait to get going on some larger items.

Thanks for sharing. Posted: 1:11 pm on March 17th
upyourattic writes: You really should sell these things - you do such a wonderful job and these could not be touched here on the East Coast for less than a few hundred dollars! Seriously!!

Thanks for sharing!

Patti Posted: 10:46 pm on March 2nd
writes: Well, I am over-the-moon happy to report that Jim gave into my plea and this amazing lamp will be making itself at home in my re-junked office.


:-)JennyK Posted: 11:47 pm on February 27th
fellowjunker writes: So great Jim.............I just laughed and laughed when I saw what you used for the finial (?sp). Love it. Great job!!
xojanis Posted: 10:04 pm on February 25th
plumberdaughter writes: I love this! Wow Posted: 10:21 pm on February 24th
CottageElements writes: Jim, the things you come up with are just amazing! I love everything you do. So glad you can share them with us!

Lani Posted: 5:07 pm on February 24th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, usually I just get on and tell you how much I love your project, and how talented you are and how creative...and all that is true, but this time I am going to tell you that I think you should sell this to Jenny..why, you ask? Because then I'll get to see this fantastic lamp in person!!! I know this is self serving but what can I is soooo cool! Great job on this one (as usual) and btw gotta love the teeny wheelbarrow! Georgia Posted: 12:57 pm on February 24th
csudderth writes: OK, every time I see you name on a post I know I'm going to love it. And this is no exception. Just great! And the cord is definitely the finishing touch.
Christy Posted: 12:09 pm on February 24th
oldnews writes: Amazing, I really, really love it! Posted: 1:34 am on February 24th
shabbychick writes: Very cool - "industrial chic"! I like the nozzle for a finial!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:43 pm on February 23rd
suewhitney writes: Hey Jim,

Now this is what I call a junk creation! I'm with Bridie laughing about the plug from the washing machine and might have to arm wrestle Jenny for lamp custody. Great project!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:43 pm on February 23rd
whiteflower writes: Very - very - very cool. I love the industrial look. This would be in Manhattan for big $$$$ Posted: 7:18 pm on February 23rd
alicemom writes: I just love all of your projects! Thanks for sharing your goodies & the inspiration you give.
alice Posted: 6:20 pm on February 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very cool, Jim! Looking at the hose reel while still intact, I can totally see a drum shade in the making. I think I need to attempt to craft me a lamp someday. Ha! Like I ever could.

Nice work!
Candy Posted: 4:11 pm on February 23rd
RecycledPages writes: Wow I am going to show this to my husband...He would love this! Fantastic repurposing project...Love the design.

Linda :) Posted: 2:12 pm on February 23rd
writes: Hey Jim!! I'll trade you something for this! Or I'll buy it from you! It would go PERFECT in my new office... Please, pretty please!?

Posted: 12:56 pm on February 23rd
bridiemurphy writes: Laughing...the plug is from a WASHING MACHINE?! The heft and weight of that the perfect balance for your fun lamp...super fun, Jim. Posted: 10:33 am on February 23rd
junkcollector writes: This is quite a creation --I love it!! You come up with the most amazing combinations! Thanks for sharing your talents. Posted: 9:59 am on February 23rd
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