Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Love Of Lamp Parts

One of my favorite things to find 2nd hand are vintage lamps. I get a kick out of lamps with the big glass balls usually olive green or gold (I'm sure you can picture what I'm talking about) that light up too. Oh those 6o's colors!
When I get the lamps home, I take 'em apart and add the pieces to my parts box in the garage.
A couple weeks ago, I got into my parts box and decided I had enough to create a large candle holder.
After playing awhile with the parts, this is what I came up with. I secured all the pieces together with nuts and washers on the rod.
I then painted it white and added crystal prisms.
All completed.
I use these candle holders throughout our home.
Here are the first ones I made over 5 years ago.
Another I made, which is in the main bath.
On another note, I created a gift tag last night.
Just so ya know, I don't spend much time doing paper art - I'm quite the amateur, really!
My mom gave me an old Hallmark book from the 40's that has the cutest card images. I reduced and copied the card in black and white then colored it with pencils. I was trying to make the image look like an old tinted photo - well sort of.


Connie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Those are fantastic, sweet chick. I never thought of doing that with lamp parts. I'm too busy just painting and decorating the LAMPS!!

LiLi M. said...

I love those candle holders, how creative. And they are even more spectacular when you place them in groups, as you did. That tag is great too!

Linda said...

Your candles holders are wonderful...I especially like the added crystals, very pretty. You have the best ideas. Happy weekend to you...hugs,Linda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Just one word for the lamp parts - Awesome! And, the tag is absolutely adorable. Thanks for showing me some pretties this afternoon! Twyla

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I absolutely love those candleholders. I am going to start collecting ugly lamps for the parts so I can make a couple of those! Wonderful idea!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great redo! Love that card.

Kathi said...

You have great ideas Karoline. I love what you have done. You inspire me. Kathi

Glenda said...

I'll now have to keep my eye's open for these lambs. Sometimes things are right in front of you and you just don't see it until it's pointed out to you.

Thanks for sharing.


Maison Douce said...

Those candle holders turned out so cute!! I too have a thing for lamps and all their components!!

A Hint of Home said...

That is a great idea. You are very talented. I like the looks of them. They turned out great!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I LOVE those candlesticks you created!!

Anonymous said...

Love the candleholders! I have even used floorlamps the same way. My favorite is one that has four "arms" for small bulbs and a main center one that is larger and holds the glass shade. The shade was long gone when I got it, we used it for years until it got a short in it so it sat until a power outage and I needed more candle holders and TADAAA! a standing candleabra was born.

Linda said...

Good morning....just stopped by to say hi...hope all is well. Hugs, Linda

abcdef said...

I just found your blog through Sarah's and I wanted to tell you I love your lamp/candle holder inventions. Those are gorgeous!

Tammy said...

One word-- GORGEOUS! Okay, 2 words, cuz they are so clever, too! I LOVE them!!!!

Holly said...

How creative! It's wonderful ideas like yours that are motivating me to create again!

Have a happy Sunday!

Junkers On The Loose said...

Ok....I'm in HEAVEN lookin at these candleholders! A terrific repurpose! My goal is to decorate my entire home with items like this - nothing new, only rescued junque!!!
Your blog is just amazing! I hope you don't mind I've added a link to yours from mine...I'll be back OFTEN!
Thank you for sharing your talent!!
Smiles, Lorie