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)

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jaybird

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
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grandmathyme

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
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sunnyca_gw

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

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 1:11AM
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concretenprimroses

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

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 8:59AM
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nicole__

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
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texasfern

What great style.
Good job.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2009 at 1:44PM
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luna_llena_feliz

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
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justgotabme

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
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