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Upcycled Wrought Iron Garden Floor Lamp

18 Jun

Unique, one of a kind wrought iron floor lamp. Made from a vintage patina’d wrought iron yard decoration. Piece was handmade to look like flowers. The stems are all wrought iron with petals and looks like the flowers were made from old wire wheels. Stem has a rusty colored finish with nice patina. We picked this up as a piece of garden or yard art a few years back at a yard sale, and recently decided that it would make a really cool floor lamp.

We picked up a very heavy brass base awhile back, welded the stem to a threaded coupling and used that to serve as the base. We used vintage reproduction brass colored industrial cage lights which flip open or closed and thought they were the perfect addition to continue the original maker’s flower theme, but add a nice industrial look. Sockets are black bakelite, with brass pull chains, so each bulb can be illuminated individually. All vintage black twisted cloth covered wire was used as well as a vintage reproduction plug. Three different styles of 40 watt vintage bulbs are used and included. Lamp stands 52″ tall. For sale in our Etsy shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcycled wrought iron garden floor lamp.

Floor lamp featuring vintage style cage lights and marconi bulbs

Industrial Style Light fixture, 3 bulb, Upcycled Steel Fan Blades, Reclaimed Wood

14 Jun

I’ve had a couple of random old automotive fan blades laying around for awhile that I wanted to use for something, one day I came up with this…

Unique, one of a kind flush mount hanging light fixture. Industrial / Machine Age / Steampunk style for lack of better words. This is a one off piece, hand made using all reclaimed materials where possible.

Base and mounting strip is a piece of real reclaimed 2×4 stud in its original finish. There are three differently styled and sized fan blades. 2 are automotive fan blades and the small center blade is from a 1940s oscillating fan no longer in use. The blades have been lightly buffed and sanded to remove some rust, then clear coated to retain their patina. The blades are suspended by pieces of tubing, welded at the fan blade itself and on the opposite side of the wood to a piece of steel flat bar and is super sturdy. Vintage style black twisted cloth covered wire was used to wire the black bakelite sockets. To go along with the them of the 3 different blades, we used 3 different styles and sizes of antique reproduction 40w bulbs. All of which are very unique with different filaments and put out a nice vintage glow. Note that all wiring is brand new and UL approved.

The overall length of the piece is 48″ long and approximately 18″ at its widest point.

Currently for sale in our Etsy Shop.

Repurposed Model T Ford Pendant Light

20 Feb

Pendant light made from a nearly 100 year old side marker light from a Model T Ford. These were used on Model T Fords in the mid to late teens. I believe these burned oil or kerosene for light, it’s been converted to accept a standard candelabra base bulb. The lamp body is in all original condition, original glass (one pane has a crack halfway through, but it’s still solid and intact) and very nice patina. This is a genuine barn find where and had been stored for 30 plus years. It’s been cleaned up, but not restored. As you can see in photos, there are two clear glass windows, one of which is hinged and opens to allow replacement of the bulb. One side, has a small round window with red glass and the back side is solid.

This will make a nice accent piece for your den or bar area. The light is prewired with 12′ of cord, standard plug and an inline switch. Designed to plug in for use as a swag lamp. Can also be hardwire into a ceiling box if desired or used as a table top lamp. Available in our Etsy shop. $125.

Steampunk Swag Lamp Pendant

Vintage Inspired Umbrella Print Swag Lamp

30 Jan

This is one of our chicken wire swag lamps all dressed up.

The shade is all hand made from formed chicken wire and then covered in a very colorful and cool vintage umbrella print fabric. The fabric overlay was attached with Mod Podge, so it has a rigid, papier mache like texture with multiple layers. The lamp comes with 12ft of vintage cloth covered silver wire with an inline switch and plugs directly into the wall. Very cool accent lamp and you definitely won’t see another.

Dimensions: 12″ h x 7″w

Available now in our Etsy shop

Repurposed Swag Lamp – Barn Find Galvanized Funnel

20 Jan

Industrial / Farm / Garage inspired swag lamp. Made from a vintage galvanized metal funnel found in an old barn in Virginia. The funnel serves as the shade and was fitted with a new keyless socket to accept a standard light bulb up to 100w. The lamp is wired using approximately 15 ft. of vintage silver colored rayon cloth covered twisted wire and a vintage reproduction black bakelite plug. All wiring is brand new. Also included is an inline switch. This will make a cool accent piece for your bar, garage, mud room, farm house, kitchen or man cave. Similar to those made popular by Antique Archaeology.

I’ll add exact dimensions later on today, but the diameter is approximately 12 inches.

Currently for sale in our Etsy shop.

Minimalist Industrial Cage Lights

12 Jan

We starting doing a new style of swag lamps made from industrial trouble light cages. Minimalist hanging lights with reproduction Marconi squirrel cage bulbs included. These are on 12′ cords with inline switches, designed to plug in to the wall to use as a swag lamp. The marconi bulbs put off a very nice warm vintage glow. The bulbs are 60w. These are made from all new materials. Cages are vintage reproductions and sockets and wiring are all brand new.

These could also be hardwired into existing ceiling boxes very easily if so desired. $49 each. Available in our Etsy shop.

Gooseneck Barn Light

10 Jan

Here are a couple pics from Sam. She recently bought a vintage lamp from us and commissioned me to build a gooseneck and rewire her vintage barn light. I tried to take into consideration the fact that this would be a need to look good style wise, and be functional as this was going to serve as a work lamp in her studio. I usually err on the side of simplicity and I think it turned out pretty good. I searched around for some scrap parts to reuse and found a threaded base for an old work table to mount to the wall, then heated and bent some black iron pipe for the gooseneck and rewired the light. Thanks again, Sam, I look forward to helping out on your next project!

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