Putting a Little Light on the Subject

March 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
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I found the most amazing rusty & old car / truck headlamp at one of my favorite salvage yards months ago and have been saving it on a shelf just waiting to use it in just the right project.
Enter Geo’s store where, I tell you, every time I go there I always seem to find something to inspire me. This time it was a metal stand with three “arms” that I’ve eyed my last couple visits and I snatched it up.
I needed to find something the headlamp could rest on as well as would balance on the arms on the stand. Case solved with this rust round beauty with holes - just perfect for helping to cast some light.
I carefully installed the light fixture which allows only up to a 25 watt bulb - just perfect for a little ambiance light.
I was able to use an existing hole which fit the fixture perfectly.
After I got it wired up I placed it on the top of the stand.
I must say I just love the orange, red and black paint (and the rust!) on that headlamp!
Here it is all put together.
Heres a shot looking up underneath.
And here is it all lit up.
I found the most amazing rusty & old car / truck headlamp at one of my favorite salvage yards months ago and have been saving it on a shelf just waiting to use it in just the right project.

I found the most amazing rusty & old car / truck headlamp at one of my favorite salvage yards months ago and have been saving it on a shelf just waiting to use it in just the right project.

Jim (Junk Architect) you've inspired me!

Here’s a neat little lamp project I put together using an old car/truck headlamp, a rusty round thing and a cool stand I bought at Geo's store.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - JennyK Original
posted in: member junk, metal, family room, bedroom, office, lamp, game room, cast iron-metallic, orange

Comments (18)

writes: WOW you guys! You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful comments and feedback. Thank you so much!

I agree on the finish - it is almost to good to be authentic.

Thanks again!

JennyK Posted: 11:00 am on March 4th
MimiToria writes: Love this new lamp you've created Jenny. May be my new favorite, but maybe just tied with 6 more of your posts. You are so talented with putting things together, I can't imagine what would happen if you and Jim were in the same lab creating together. Two genius' for sure.
Love the paint finish on the lamp shade and it would look awesome in our cabin. Want to send it north?
Gretchen Posted: 7:35 pm on March 3rd
CreepinJen writes: You gave that old headlamp a new lease on life. Very cool! Posted: 6:46 pm on March 3rd
MelHow writes: This is the coolest, the finish is as JA said - wild...(and I will add beautiful). Posted: 5:04 pm on March 3rd
irishrovr writes:
A beautiful creation!!! Love the colors and texture!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 3:45 pm on March 3rd
junkermidge writes: Totally, totally cool!
Midge Posted: 8:34 am on March 3rd
bridiemurphy writes: bright idea! very, very cool color(s) -- everything goes with rust, right? Posted: 8:32 am on March 3rd
CottageElements writes: Jenny, incredible project. You really are something . . . so creative. Oh, and Kathy, your comment really cracked me up . . . too funny!

Lani Posted: 12:42 am on March 3rd
upyourattic writes: F A B U L O U S ~ again!!

Patti Posted: 10:42 pm on March 2nd
csudderth writes: How creative--Sure wish you could spend a week with me here in Oklahoma. Bet we could go to town with my junk pile. You've inspired me to take a closer look.
Christy Posted: 8:29 pm on March 2nd
shabbychick writes: Jenny,

Your headlight lamp is very cool (it looks like it's had a few paint jobs, doesn't it?...)! What a perfect fit - Geo, that stand was waiting for just the right "lampshade"! I can hear it saying "you complete me"! ha ha!!! (too many movies, huh??)

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 3:01 pm on March 2nd
Posted: 11:23 am on March 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Hi Jenny
I had a smile on my face reading your post. I found it amazing how all these different parts just fit together so perfectly. Now I wish I could find that exact stand for a project I have in the back of my mind. I love your lamp..it is so unique. Your creativity is always so inspiring.
xojanis Posted: 11:17 am on March 2nd
georgiamoon writes: JENNY You are INCREDIBLE!! I have had that little stand around forever and wanted to do something with it but couldn't find the right project. This goes to show you that sometimes the right project comes from someone else! This is fantastic and I would have never been able to create this beauty. It certainly went to it's rightful place! It is so you and it is really fabulous. You must have rushed home with that little baby and started creating the second you walked in the door. You are a wonder to behold! Love you, geo Posted: 10:26 am on March 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very cool, JennyK! You made all the pieces-parts come together beautifully.

Candy Posted: 10:01 am on March 2nd
oldnews writes: Wow! It's fantastic! I love The red/orange color, the shape, everything about it! What a great find and an even greater end product! Just amazing! Posted: 9:33 am on March 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: Wow Jenny!!
This has become the standard of junk lamp creations! It’s one of the wildest looking shades I have ever seen; the finish on the headlight is unbelievable.

Thanks for all your inspiring creations too.

Posted: 9:32 am on March 2nd
suewhitney writes: Hey Jenny,

This put a big old smile on my face at 6:30 AM. Amazing!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:34 am on March 2nd
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