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City Parking Meter re-purposed into an awesome Industrial floor lamp by Loftyideas4u

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I came across this very weathered yellow parking meter that just needed some re-imagination.  The missing paint from years of weather gave this piece an instant Industial quality that I'm drawn...

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Industrial Steampunk Re-purposed Vintage Tricycle Bike Up-cycled Goose Neck Lamp

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What a fun way to take a nostalgic vintage piece of history and bring it back to life as an Industrial / Steampunk lamp. Just imagine the years of play and laughter behind this "One of a Kind"...

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Vintage wooden shoemakers last & vintage metal roller skate, topped off with a black metal cage lamp shade.

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This is a "One of a Kind" Vintage Industrial Steampunk treasure. I call it "Light On My Feet", It's a vintage wooden shoemakers last & vintage metal roller skate, topped off with a black...

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Repurposed Vintage Automobile Circa 1960's MGA Roadster Car Grill & (2) Car Headlights Up-cycled into an Industrial Light Fixture by Loftyideas4u

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Check out this awesome authentic 1960's MGA Roadster Grill and Headlights. It's vintage character has been restored into this awesome "One of Kind" light fixture. The headlights and grill are...

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Rare 1920's Vintage Re-purposed Menominee 164 Steampunk Electric Fan Desk Lamp by Loftyideas4u

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I came across this awesome non-working fan and wanted to bring it back to life.  I love mixing vintage & Industrial styles and this was a perfect marriage for this Fan Lamp.  This fan...

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Back to the Drawing Board

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Check out a few of my concept sketches.

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It's a Reel Lamp

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A galvanized Funnel and a dismantled Hose Reel pair up to form an industrial lamp. To really give it a factory appearance the cord is a section of BX electrical cable and the plug is from a washing...

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Repurposed Parts Whimsical Lamp

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Had a bit of fun the other afternoon playing with different parts to see what would make a whimsical lamp.

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Tepee Lamp

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I used a portion of an old wooden shutter and random twigs to build a tepee lamp.

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Space Heater Lamp/Clock!

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I found this space heater in my Dad's garage. It was way beyond safe anymore so he said I could have it! I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it at first, then decided to go the lamp route. I used...

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Bicycle Lamp Revisited

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This is a project that I have done before as a holiday decoration, but this time I made it for use in your home all year long.

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Antique Corbel Lamp

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Check out the transformation of a worn and crackled architectural element.

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"Sparky"

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Re-imagined SUPER BOOSTER battery charger. "Sparky" was inspired by one of the movie trailers for Box Trolls... I don't argue, when the inspiration comes I run with it! : ) Am I the only one that destroys his work space with every project? I swear it takes longer to clean up the last project's remains than it does to finish the current project!

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Warm and cozy night light.

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Vintage ARVIN space heater (June of 1940) I gutted the electric fan motor and wiring and modified the interior to retain the heater coils. I added a modern socket and cord as well as a orange CFL for...

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Starglow night light.

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Little ambiant light project for the kitchen. The switch turns it on and the light is 3 way dimmable via a touch sensor placed inside. I will always be a sucker for low watt light bulbs...

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More light and its environment.

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OK I know I build a lot of lamps... I am a sucker for ambiant lighting. This one was a very early heater turned into a dimmable lamp.

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Repurposed Children's Book Toy Lamp

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I'm not the first to repurpose books to make a lamp, but I've always wanted to make one.

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Lace Lampshade

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Thrift stores are great for finding lampshades that you can strip down to the bones.  I used a double black netting as my base and stitched pieces of lace, buttons, beads, yo-yo's and velvet...

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Repurposed Crib Head & Foot Board Chalkboards

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I ran across this vintage crib while out junkin' a while back and knew immediately what it would be.

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A Pair of Industrial Style Lamps

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These two industrial style lights have a shorter base than earlier efforts.  I think that the proportions are better with these lamps.

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