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« on: January 19, 2007 04:40:11 PM »

Inspired by this thread:


This is a present I gave to my dad for Christmas. It was labor-intensive because I did not have traditional slides. I attempted to be sneaky with this project, so I asked to borrow his photo portfolio for a bit. Then I scanned some pictures from the portfolio into my computer along with some pictures from my family album. I printed them on transparency film and strategically cropped them to fit 8x8 glassless slide mounts. That was the hardest part!! So tedious because I cut the pics to go around the holes that were already drilled in, so as not to disturb the metal rings! Afterwards, I cut parchment paper to the same size and configuration of the photos to line the back of the pics so one can see them better and brighter. Parchment also helps with the heat of the light, although I used a cooler energy efficient  bulb. Then I hooked the slides onto the metal circle frame from the ugly lampshade that the lamp came with. Thankfully it fit perfectly without gaps! Lots 'o' work, but so worth it to see my dad's face. *teary eyes* lol

Here's our family album in lamp form...

Shot of the inside:

Illuminated result!

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007 04:42:21 PM »

Wow! That's SO awesome - great idea! Really - WOW!

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007 04:56:13 PM »

That is totally wonderful - and I think the simple lampbase is perfect to go with the busier picture shade!
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007 05:01:26 PM »

Very cool idea!!!

« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007 05:36:00 PM »

WOW that's AWESOME!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007 08:35:35 PM »

wow this photo family lamp is fabulous! I bet your father was thrilled when he received this! What a great job you did on it too!

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007 02:25:36 PM »

That came out great! I am almost done with my first slide lamp. It's labor intensive, but looks so cool!

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007 03:27:10 PM »

wow...totally impressed, here. Heck of a gift to give your dad

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007 04:36:03 PM »

totally love the lamp, I think I might have to copy that!

« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2007 05:45:13 PM »

Wow! This is one of the coolest projects I've seen for awhile. I love how that turned out! I may have to try it. Thanks for the awesome picture. I love how the photos catch the light when the lamp is on!

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