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Topic: 1940's lame lamp to steampunk stylin' source of light  (Read 6972 times)
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kstaron
« on: February 07, 2011 11:35:01 AM »

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.


and after:
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 base:


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.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011 11:57:40 AM »

This is so cool! I like how much detail there is... I'd use it!
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011 12:40:06 PM »

Love the whole project and using the belt to wrap the poles was a good bit of brilliance.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011 03:35:40 PM »

how imaginative. i love the affect you got on the leather
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011 04:12:50 PM »

Very cool. I'd totally buy that if I saw it in a store. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011 07:13:29 AM »

Oh how I love Steampunk things!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011 05:34:12 PM »

Thanks everybody.  When I get a chance I'll post a pic of it being used, sheds a goodly amount of light over my sewing area.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011 05:39:15 AM »

Wow, now you can sell this lamp on eBay for much more than a few dollars  Grin after all you did a fantastic job with it
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011 09:53:09 AM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011 01:29:10 PM »

that is amazing! Smiley
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