I found this awesome vintage pendant lamp at our local Habitat some months back and would you believe I noticed in the 2nd season of Stranger Things (if you don’t have Netflix, get it for this show alone) that this very same pendant lamp was above Ms. Byers dining room table? My new lamp. Is a prop. On an awesome show. I think it was white but, it was the exact same. Feel free to watch it and let me know if I’m mistaken. Because you should totally watch it.
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Angie and I were looking through our local Habitat For Humanity Re-Store lighting section when I saw a ceiling light fixture sitting upside down on the shelf. It immediately struck my eye as being “right side up” and just as quickly the idea came to me to make a table lamp from it. Continue reading “How to Make a Table Lamp from a Ceiling Fixture – Part 1” →
Do you know what’s really nice about those old stand up ashtray bases? They seem to be the perfect specimens for re-purposing into quirky, beautiful, and unique table lamps. I’ve seen old ones of all shapes, sizes, and materials, especially at auctions and I wonder if people have similar ideas because they always tend to sell for much higher than I would ever pay for one. Either that or they smoke. Continue reading “Re-purposed Ashtray Base (Or Lamp) Into a Lamp” →
I’ve recently acquired a true appreciation for the look and feel of vintage, mid-century items, especially those made of metal and the one thing which encompasses these characteristics are the old table top fans from around the 50’s and prior. It’s one of those things where you realize you like something and then you start seeing it practically everywhere. Continue reading “Refurbished Industrial Styled Mid-Century Fan Turned Lamp” →