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

Posted by nicole__ (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 15, 09 at 14:08

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...
Antique floor lamp
Fruit bowl with the base turned over:
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New finish for the rusty bottom:
After SF

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


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

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!!


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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)


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

What great style.
Good job.


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

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!


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

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!


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