Vintage Sewing Machine Table Lamps

When I upcycle a large piece I generally end up with extra parts. I don’t particularly care to throw away perfectly good material.  After finishing the pedestal sink I had the Standard sewing machine left. This thing was in bad shape but I saw some beauty in it. It is cast iron, has a lot of…

Vintage Fans Upcycled into Lamps

As with most of my projects and upcycling ventures they all start with a yard sale. About a month ago I found a vintage Westinghouse desk fan in bad shape. My intention was to clean it and repair it. It cleaned up but the motor was completely shot. I looked into getting a new motor…

Marbled Filled Lamps

I had some smaller bottles that I thought would be interesting. The problem was they didn’t have enough heft to them. I really didn’t want to weigh down the bases either. After making the Cobalt Blue Lamp for my niece I wanted to try a few more filled lamps anyway, this seemed like a good opportunity. I filled them…

Champagne and Humming Birds Table Lamp

This one was fun and a happy accident. I just so happen to find both items in the same place at the same time. It is rare for me to find a shade that goes perfectly with the base in one shot. I found this really neat champagne bottle. Sorry, sparkling wine. It is Spanish….

Cobalt Blue Lamp

When my niece was getting her first apartment her mother mentioned that she planned on decorating one of her rooms in blue. My sister-in-law also hinted that Crystal might like a table lamp. Since her apartment is older, there are no installed lights. So challenged accepted. I started off by finding a cobalt blue liquor…

Man-Cave Lamps

These lamps never get old. If you have hard liquor you prefer it’s akin to being loyal to a car brand or a football team. There is somewhat of a pride issue. If you have a man cave it is represented somewhere. It could be a clock, a vintage advertisement or a neon sign. I…