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Sunday, April 19, 2015

13 Creative Ideas for Homemade & Upcycled Lamps

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Today we have 13 creative ideas for unique, homemade, and upcycled lamps.  Many of these items can be found in our shop.

Use your old kitchen utensils and serving pieces.

1. Old Cheese Graters

Old cheese graters work phantasticly. They are also one of the simplest ways to get started. 

Hang them on a board for a great home made chandelier.


2. Vintage or colorful colanders.

Old colanders work very well too. 

They can cast great light patterns on your ceilings and walls. 

If you have a bunch make a large chandelier.

Or a great wall mounted display. 

3. Combine Colanders and Cheese Graters

Combine the first two ideas and use a colander and a cheese grater.

This one even adds a round baking pan as the base. 

4. Tea Pots and Vintage Coffee Percolators

Keeping the colander shade going on this really cool percolator lamp. 00057661

These old percolators work great because some of them already have the wiring partially set up. 

Just find  the right shade and you are all set. 

Handmade shades look great too. 

Even porcelain and ceramic can be drilled. 

5. Drilled Metal Coffee and Tea Pots 

These two are possibly my two favorite lamps from this whole post. 

Just be creative and drill different sized holes in your own unique pattern. 

Don't forget the tea cups.

6. Hanging Mason Jar Lamps

Hanging in a stepped spiral pattern is a great look, also it's easy to do. 



7. Old Film & Photography Equipment

This projector looks amazing with the lamp attached.

Old bellows cameras look great. Decoupage some old photos to your shade. 

Or go a different route and decoupage old camera ads to  your shade instead. 


8. Make a Lamp Shade out of Old Photo Slides



9. Lamps and Lamp Shades Made Out of Old Cassette Tapes

Make a cube and use it as a lamp globe...

...or as a hanging chandelier. 

Making a tower lamp works great especially with colored bulbs. 



10. Make a Chandelier out of Surplus Clothes Hangers. 

Wood or plastic, they both look great and would be a phantastic addition to any retail clothing shop. 


11. Cut an Old Globe in Half for an Easy Lamp Shade. 


This one still utilizes the original globe base. 

12. Vintage and Antique Glass Electric Insulators.


Unfortunately the old porcelain and ceramic insulators won't work here but the glass ones will, especially the blue ones. 

13. Rustic Key Plate Chandelier.

Make a circle with old key plates for some great key hole shaped light casts. 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Items Post 4/16

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Don't forget that this isn't a complete list of everything we've had in the shop this week! To see every item we've received, check out our New Arrivals page on the Phantastic Phinds website! The captions below each image link directly to that items page on our website. If you have any question or would like to purchase an item please give us a call at 215-233-3325.

6 Piece Celluloid Dresser Vanity Set
Set of 5 Blue Tulip Juice Water Glasses
  

Millinery Derby Hat Block Form Stretcher

Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Dancing Couple

Set of 9 Industrial Textile Wooden Bobbins - With Multi Color Thread

Breakfast In Bed Tray - Tilts up.- Daffodils

Rolly Polly Circus Clown Figurine

Norman Rockwell "The Weigh In" Figurine

Musical Circus Clown Figurine Music Box - Violin

Musical Circus Clown & Seal Music Box

Musical Sitting Circus Clown Figurine Music Box

Musical Circus Clown & Dog Figurine Music Box
Set of 2 Amber Glass Taper Candle Sticks

Brass Tone Medallion With Tavern Scene

Coastal Oil Painting in Wooden Frame


Framed Sandra Kuck Print

Upholstered Sitting Stool Botanical Theme

Brass Cat Face Trinket Dish

Great Storms of the Jersey Shore - Hardcover Book

"Women" Art Book by Gustav Klimt

Baum Bros Coffee & Tea Service

Don Quixote? Vase - Hand Painted Man & Donkey Motif

Semi Translucent Decorative Plate

Blue & White Painted Ceramic Pitcher

2 Jar Relish Jelly or Condiment Server

J. B. Van Sciver Console Cabinet - New Top, Great Shape

Poole Silverplate Water Pitcher

Kenmore Atomic Era Metal Fan - Cool your home with vintage style.

Set of 2 Butterfly & Rose Motif Candle Holders

Charming Pitcher Creamer W/ Ruffle Top

Rhett & Scarlett from "Gone With The Wind"

Weighted Wooden Pagoda Book Ends - Asian Scene

"Pure Clean Soy" Decorative Jar

General Taylor - George Washington Corked

American Eagle - Lady Liberty Corked Bottle

Heavy Clear Glass Bud Vase - Spring is here!

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