Last winter customers, Frank Delaney and Diane Meier came into the studio and spotted a pair of 19th century cream separators that I had just found. They have been looking for a pair of lamps for their barn. They fell in love with them and we proceeded to create a fabulous pair of lamps. I had a old pair of brake disks that we used for a base, and part of the disk to cap the lamps.
Diane’s vision was for a tall slender shade, making the footprint for the lamp to stay narrow and be tall as the lamps home will be a high ceiling barn. Next came the decision, what to make the shade out of. I suggested a paper handmade from tree bark, pulling all the colors of the lamps and barn together.
Above is a picture of the before and after. What do you have in store for your winter project? Whats lamps do you have that need an update? A new shade, change an out dated base and make it more current. Get your creative juices going and see what you have to be made into a lamp. The possibilities are endless.