I found an old lamp for $6.95 and a bronze braided belt for $2. A bit of paint and the bits off of a pair of dollar earrings later, and I have steakpunk inspired lamp for my craft room. Finally, light over my sewing machine!
first, the cool detail shot of after. this is the box on the cord. No one but me will ever see this.
ok, the before: Boring 1940's looking office desk lamp. The lines were good but it looked blah.
I did several metallic, brown and black washes over the leather base and top to bring out the cracked texture. I unwove the bronze belt and wond it around the poles to look like copper coils, giving it a tesla coil vibe.
The square filigree things were earring bits I dismantled and painted copper. Then bent them and glued them to the base, top and the cord box.
the top: painted the endcaps copper and the adjustment poles in an aged bronze.
thanks for looking, and don't forget to vote.