Architectural Relic Lamp

March 27th, 2012 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Subtle hints of left behind paint.
Re-loved and repurposed architectural relics.
The twisted cloth cord adds textural difference to the crusty wooden components. A section of new copper pipe has been aged to perfection.
An old wooden corbel and porch roof bracket.
The circular brass detail was originally from an antique Cannonball bed.
Where else but on Junk Market could something be dilapidated to perfection!
A scrap of vintage ceiling tin is used as a detail element on the front of the corbel.
Matching corbel different bracket.
Subtle hints of left behind paint.

Subtle hints of left behind paint.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2012)

Two beautiful architectural fragments from a long forgotten home are repurposed into a lamp with a historical soul.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2012)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, wood, light fixture, lamp, historical, copper, corbel, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (17)

playingatjunk writes: I've luckily just found this sight, and boy you are damn good. The two missed matched pieces blend fantastically!

Posted: 2:47 am on October 18th
amiebrook0 writes: exceptional....Love It.So skillfully talented! Posted: 4:33 pm on July 10th
Angelica11 writes: I would like to see the other lamps too.Marvelous creation.

Posted: 4:09 am on April 4th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Ohhh my... you do have a way with lamps, my junker friend. The two pieces are amazing together!

Donna Posted: 9:16 pm on March 31st
mysalvagedtreasures writes: Fabulous! A perfect marriage of beautiful architectural salvage. So much fun! Posted: 1:15 pm on March 30th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Jim, another brilliant--pun intended-- lamp creation! Excellent! Also wanted to mention I love when you post your blueprint sketches too-- so frameworthy! Posted: 11:47 am on March 30th
CottageElements writes: Jim, I really need this for my living room!! Sue can pick it up while she's visiting....hint, hint! Hahaha! You definitely are the "king" when it comes to creating amazing lamps! This one is no exception.

Lani Posted: 1:57 pm on March 28th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks everyone for the great comments. I built another lamp, matching corbel different bracket, but sold it before taking any photos. They were supposed to be a set but you never pass on a sale. Anyway, this weekend I'll have the opportunity to photograph the other lamp and I'll add pictures to this post.



Posted: 1:34 pm on March 28th
Heavenly_Treasures writes:

What a great job you did on that unusual lamp.Thank's for sharing. GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 1:14 am on March 28th
gadgetsponge writes: What beautifully aged pieces for this lamp! I really like how you pulled the two parts together to create the supporting structure. Absolutely beautiful final creation! Posted: 8:35 pm on March 27th
DecorMadeSimple writes: Nice architectural pieces, very unique lamp! Posted: 8:01 pm on March 27th
georgiamoon writes: Well Jim, once again you have come up with a new and fabulous design. I can't imagine another person coming up with the idea to put these two architectural elements together. It is unique and beautiful, as all of your pieces are. I also LOVE the concept sketch...that is always so much fun to see! Love, love, love this one, Georgia Posted: 6:10 pm on March 27th
herma writes: Just brilliant! Love your imagination.
Posted: 3:12 pm on March 27th
alicemom writes: Jim.....another spot on!
Cool lamps for sure. I love it!
Smiles, alice Posted: 2:34 pm on March 27th
sandyrae writes: sweetness! Of course I love it! The shapes are so interesting and weathered to perfection.
like always, worth the wait!
Sandy Posted: 1:37 pm on March 27th
Junkpony writes: Very cool! Love the asymmetry of it, and the metal touches. Great job, Jim! Posted: 12:51 pm on March 27th
AtticusFinch writes: Another fabulous creation of architectural salvage.
The curly-q cord adds additional character.

Great job!
Sheri Posted: 12:36 pm on March 27th
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