Turbin Lamp

April 3rd, 2009 in member junk     
Chovey Chovey, member
3 users recommend

I found this awesome orange vintage lamp today at a GS.  I tried several different kinds of shades on it, but nothing really suited me, soooooooooooooo.....I went out to my backyard and used an old house turbin I had on another project.  Wala!....Not everyone has a turbin lamp, ya know..lol   (sorry about the dark pics)  And yes...those are REAL turtle shells...and NO I did not kill them, we found them this way! (minus the polyurethane of course! ha)

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (11)

writes: I.LOVE. THAT. SHADE!!!

JennyK Posted: 1:28 pm on April 15th
oldnews writes: The shade is so cool! I love all the lamps that everyone comes up with, it's so fun to see how all the creative minds work! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 2:05 am on April 13th
georgiamoon writes: It is so great to see all the different lamps and shades that are being made! I love the industrial shade on the vintage lamp...feminine industrial perhaps??? Good job Cynthia, Georgia Posted: 6:41 pm on April 8th
Chovey writes: Thanks all for the great comments! I get as many comments on thos turtle shells as I do anything! Quite a conversation piece they are!!1


P.S. Loved the poem, MelHow! I have my small collection of doll heads, arms & legs, too!!lol Posted: 9:03 pm on April 7th
shabbychick writes: Cynthia - great lamp - I really like the look! I have one of those turbins out in my garden - but from a barn I guess - it's huge!

Thanks for sharing! Kathy

Posted: 10:01 am on April 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Now that's cool! Nice work there Cynthia.
Candy Posted: 9:59 pm on April 5th
suewhitney writes: Hey Chovey,

Love, love, love the shade. Back yard shopping is the best!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:24 am on April 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Great shade! How about installing a little light inside the turtle shells and turning them into sconces? Posted: 11:23 am on April 5th
StrangeCargo writes: Great shade = cool lamp. Thanks. Posted: 7:09 am on April 5th
MelHow writes: Brilliant -

Love the turtle shells too reminds me of this

Jo on the next lid, scratched and worn,
And within a motley store
Of headless dolls, of school=books torn,
Birds and beasts that speak no more;
Spoils brought home from the fairy ground
Only trod by youthful feet. Posted: 4:35 pm on April 4th
alicemom writes: That is so clever! I am glad to hear you did not hurt the turtles. You would have never heard the end of it I'm sure.
The lamp is really great.
alice Posted: 8:23 pm on April 3rd
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