Friday, June 12, 2015

Junky Lamp Parts Cloche

I've been accumulating old lamp parts for quite a while now.  Nothing is off limits because no matter how ugly the lamp, there's always a way to beautify it or to create something completely different with the parts.

Junky Lamp Parts Cloche
So simple!  My kind of project.


Junky Lamp Parts
Only two main ingredients were needed: a painted and distressed base that once belonged to a frightfully ugly lamp, and a chippy light guard cover from a gymnasium.  That other miscellaneous lamp part will be the subject of another post.

repurposed lamp parts DIY trash to treasure
A perfect marriage.  

repurposed lamp base trash to treasure cloche
A small raised lip on the lamp base holds the light cover in place.
I added a handful of dried moss for a pop of color and to cover up the holes in the base.

vintage DIY trash to treasure lamp parts cloche
Then I topped it off with an antiqued silver filigree and a rhinestone earring.

lamp parts DIY upcycled repurposed
The cloche was the perfect size for showing off a magnetic picture/card holder I made with old lamp parts and a bolt.  You can see that tutorial here.

cloche salvaged lamp parts repurposed
A card stock bird is perched on top and held in place by a magnet.  I found the pattern for the bird in Country Living Magazine a few years ago; unfortunately the link I saved is broken.

upcycled lamp base repurposed gymnasium light cover
I still have one light guard left to play with, so hopefully I'll be able to find another base.

A few more of my junky lamp parts creations:

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24 comments:

  1. Yep, another brilliant creation, Betsy.
    Have a great weekend.
    Amalia
    xo

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  2. I really love this one Betsy! I can see it in my bedroom for sure! You are the most creative person I know!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. You're so awesomely talented to make new sweet creations!! Love it, its so cute together!! Happy weekend!! xo Holly

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  4. Fabulous & swoon worthy! You are so talented!

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  5. Your creative wheels keep on spinning! I always like the touches of bling you add.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. That was indeed the perfect marriage, Betsy. You've created such a lovely piece from junk parts again.
    Have a happy weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  7. This is very cool. The dried moss really sets it off. Nice!

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  8. Love it! You certainly are making me look at old lamps with new eyes. Awesome!

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  9. Very creative and pretty Betsy! You did it again!

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  10. I love it all.

    Joshua and Aylin love the gray box for the seating assignment table and they want it for their house when the wedding is over. I haven't decided exactly how I will use the #5 box for the wedding, but I have lots of ideas for our house.

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  11. Betsy,
    Always love your wonderful re loves. Very creative.
    Kris

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  12. CUTE! YOU SURE ARE CREATIVE.

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  13. So creative and unique! You are such a trendsetter in the DIY world!

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  14. Your creativity always amazes me. Who would have thought to combine a lamp base with a gym light guard!!! Love, It.

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  15. Your lamp part creations are among my favorites. Always so unique and beautiful! I so wish I had your creative eye. Have a wonderful week!

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  16. WOW and WOW! I love what all you have done here! CREATIVE! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. Betsy, I just love this! You are so clever at putting things together!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Separately they might not have been the greatest ~ but together they shine!!! Have a lovely week ~ Mickie

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  19. Your repurposes are so creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. I love these ! Do you sell them or use them throughout your home? Id love to see your décor !

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  21. Nice job, Betsy. Lamp parts are some of my favorite pieces to play with.

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  22. Oh Betsy, it is perfect!!! How does your brain work???? I would take a pile of lamp parts and I would have a .....Pile of lamp parts lol!!! Thank you for your kind words on the Polka Dot Flea, oh maybe...maybe...one day you could come????

    Carol

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  23. How very creative Betsy! All the pieces work together so perfectly to create your cloche...just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing at SYS and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    XO Barbara

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