Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wheel Meets Lamp Base

I can't believe this old wheel has been sitting in my garage since last summer.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it when I bought it, but I kept waiting for the right piece of junk to mount it on.

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I finally found that perfect something.

repurposed bicycle wheel and cast iron floor lamp base
It's a cast iron base from an antique floor lamp.  I have a few of these that I was recently reacquainted with after cleaning out my garage.

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The hole from the valve stem was the same size as the hole in the lamp base, so all it needed was a bolt, a washer, and a nut.   A five minute project that was hiding in my garage all along.

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Of course I had to add a little bling.

repurposed bicycle wheel DIY
Large and small clothes pins are perfect for holding cards and pictures.

Or how about a vintage button with a magnet glued to the back?

Repurposed Bicycle Wheel and cast iron lamp base
Finally finished!

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34 comments:

  1. Betsy, I have one of those tires, but the way that you attached it to that pretty base...genius! :)
    Susan

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  2. That is great! And you've given me an idea--I never considered adding magnets to old buttons. Fabulous idea!

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  3. How cool is that????? The base, is it heavy? It reminds me of the one we use for our patio umbrella lol! I think you should keep it, it is so awesome, but I know it will sell right away, too. Good luck with the show!

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  4. Love the base you attached the wheel too. Gosh this is really cool!! I like it better then hanging it on a wall!

    Linda

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  5. I have a bicycle wheel that I have hanging on a wall. I love how you attached it to a base. When it was in a vignette on a table, it sometimes got bumped and rolled off the table.

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  6. You must wear your "thinking Cap" to bed~~~as soon as I find mine I'll do the same!!! What a "wheely" great way to display pictures~~~Good luck at the sale;)

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  7. What a great display piece that would make for jewelry as well as photos and cards. Love the little bit of bling too. You see junk in such a unique way! Have a wonderful time at Mes Amis -- wish I could be there.

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  8. This looks so great! Attaching the wheel to the base really makes it special!! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi, Betsy!

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  9. Simply delish, Betsy! Using the button magnet and delicate bling: what a great touch of sweetness on this industrial beauty.

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  10. It really is the perfect size and shape! Very nice! Have a good week my friend! Wish I could 'fly' over there....on Saturday! Hugs!

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  11. Another fun creation! Wishing you success at the sale - Sell it all and go home with an empty truck. :D
    Enjoy your evening.

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  12. I love that lamp base...it's the perfect mate for the old wheel! You're a good matchmaker!!!

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  13. Such a cute look for the old tire! Love the bling in the center too! (: And so fun to hang things on!! Have fun Saturday, wish I could come visit! xo Holly

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  14. What a fabulouus idea! That base is amazing!!

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  15. Love this piece!! I think that I would have to keep it.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  16. Perfect and a stroke of luck that the valve stem hole fit the lamp base.....so funny how we put projects off and then when we tackle them they are so easy....it is soooo cool

    Carol

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  17. You are SO clever - love it!

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  18. Fabulous, Betsy!!! I had a wheel in my hand at the junk yard the other day but it looked too new and so I didn't buy it. I only pay for the right amount of rust, lol. If you don't find a spot at home for your great picture holder, I'm sure it will be sold soon.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  19. Awesome!!!! Don't you love those projects!?! OMG rain tomorrow and it's set up day for me!?!?!?! Stop by Sunday if you can! I know you'll have a great show Saturday!

    Xo

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  20. Don't you love what you find when you clean out that garage or attic? Your wheel meets lamp base is super clever and would really catch my eye if I happen to walk into a room and see it. Love it and pinned.

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  21. Oh I love it ans love the rhinestones on it. I am sure others will want it soon as they see it
    Your so smart to create the wheel

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  22. What can top a blinged-out bike wheel? I never thought of a lamp base.

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  23. Wow! Incredible project - what wonderful ideas you do come up with!

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  24. so totally cool! I'll be featuring this on Be Inspired tomorrow, thanks for coming to the party!

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  25. Another great transformation! Thanks for the visit!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  26. Ok this is pure art - I'd give anything to have it!
    Talk about perfection - really you should be making these and selling them :)
    Hopping over from Common Ground - congrats on the so well earned feature!
    Pinning this now !
    XOX

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  27. I just got a bike given to me and I had one idea for the wheel already but this gives me the idea for the other one! So clever and beautiful.
    Kim@reposhture.blogpspot.com

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  28. So cool! My husband is a cyclist and this would be a neat Dad's day gift for him:)

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  29. I see I posted a comment back when this was done - but I'm here again because of the party tonight -
    Do you have any idea how long I searched for a wheel to make this LOL?
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this so much !!!
    Happy New Year Betsy !
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  30. I love this....like an antique Ferris wheel! Such a great idea! Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Betsy! xo Karen

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  31. This is so awesome--love how pretty it looks, works as just a great piece of art!

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  32. Sharing on my FB page tonight, my followers will love this! found via Angie at Knick of Time, new fan here! :) and thanks for hosting your link up for the best of 2014! I dropped a link or two in there!

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