Jewelry Display from a Salvaged Lamp

April 15th, 2012 in member junk     
7 users recommend

I found this rusty and chippy old cast iron lamp at a local junk yard and knew right away it was the perfect candidate.  The thing sticking out of the top wouldnt come off, so I had to figure out a way to get the dowel to stay in place.
I used a paddle bit to drill a 3/4 diameter, 1/4 deep hole in the dowel, and then a smaller bit to accommodate the long screw. The screw fit down about 2 inside the lamp, then I used a little glue just for some extra holding power.
I wrapped the dowel in some burlap ribbon and topped it off with a glass drawer knob and button.
I added mother of pearl buttons to each end, and of course....some new jewelry creations.
Its tall enough to hold long necklaces, and heavy enough to withstand a gust of wind at the antique shows.
I found this rusty and chippy old cast iron lamp at a local junk yard and knew right away it was the perfect candidate.  The thing sticking out of the top wouldnt come off, so I had to figure out a way to get the dowel to stay in place.

I found this rusty and chippy old cast iron lamp at a local junk yard and knew right away it was the perfect candidate.  The thing sticking out of the top wouldn't come off, so I had to figure out a way to get the dowel to stay in place.


I've been looking for something different to use for displaying my jewelry.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures
posted in: member junk, jewelry, jewelry display, bracelets., glass knob, trash to treasure, repurposed lamp, repurpose, cast iron lamp, upcycle, necklaces

Comments (7)

judysjubilee writes: Great idea! Love it Posted: 10:10 am on May 7th
judysjubilee writes: Love it! Posted: 8:45 am on May 5th
suelovesjunk writes: well done, practical and pretty Posted: 2:04 pm on April 29th
ladydiholmes writes: I love it! Posted: 1:52 pm on April 27th
gadgetsponge writes: Compliments the jewelry well! Posted: 7:39 pm on April 17th
MakinItHappen writes: Fantastic! Posted: 9:09 am on April 16th
junqueartiste writes: Very clever! Anything that is cast iron will withstand a lot of wind...and the jewelry is beautiful, too! Posted: 10:19 pm on April 15th
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