Fruit bowl make into a floor lamp....really!

nicole__July 15, 2009

I got a free old rusty floor lamp on CL. Torchier style. Then added an old fruit bowl to the top as a glass globe. Here's the before picture of the lamp base...

Fruit bowl with the base turned over:

New finish for the rusty bottom:

What do you think? (I'm still working on accenting it a little)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It looks really cool, but the bowl looks like it started life as part of an old fashioned light fixture!! It looks great and you are very inventive!!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 5:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

WOW! What a great combination. It looks like the fruit bowl was made for that lamp! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 10:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Bowl has almost same design as the metal top part!! Look great together!Jan

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 1:11AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Great idea! How did you cut the hole in the fruit bowl?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 8:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

kathy....there was already a hole in it...the base screwed onto the glass bowl. I'm sure you could drill a hole in a bowl and achieve the same effect....just keep it cool while drilling with water, use a diamond drill bit....wear protective eyewear.

OR.....last March I went to Hobby Lobby and found the exact same bowl on a 90% off rack. :0)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 2:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What great style.
Good job.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2009 at 1:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Now I have used old floor lamps for bowling ball holders but never thought to put a fruit bowl on one! lol! It does look like it was made for that lamp. Great job combining the two!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2009 at 3:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Nicole what an awesome transformation! The design on the glass looks like it was meant to go with the top of the lamp too. Talk about made for each other!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 9:09PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ISO...Silverplate silverware
I'm looking for anyone that might have silverplate...
upholstered head board
I wish I had the two "before" pictures. This...
New uses for old stuff
I've read many good posts on what to do with clothes...
Fairy dwelling made from scrap material
I have this huge Maple tree which keeps shedding bark...
tin can angel
I got the idea from pinterest isnt she cute
Sponsored Products
Hudson Valley Burton Transitional Table Lamp
Dayton Urban Stone Gray Paint Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Sample
CliqStudios Cabinets
Perry Ellis Asian Lilly Shower Curtain
Foscarini | Havana Outdoor Pendant Lamp
$646.00 | YLighting
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Sisal Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs
Home Depot
Bulbrite 13W Soft Daylight 2-Pin Twin Tube CFL Light Bulb - 20 pk. - BULB792
$99.80 | Hayneedle
Possini Euro Emilio LED 27 1/4" Wide Chrome Bath Light
Euro Style Lighting
Crystal Large Crystal Block Table Lamp
$440.90 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™