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Author Topic: Need ideas for steampunking a standing lamp  (Read 3826 times)
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« on: December 02, 2010, 09:27:47 pm »

Hi all, my first post here. I'm in a crafty mood and I have a few projects in mind but I thought that my old 70's standing lamp would lend itself really well to steampunk, especially since the necks of the lights move and bend. I posted the pics below.
I did pick up some vintage vacuum tubes (also below)off ebay that I think I could use with this but I'm having trouble with the whole overall concept of. I just can't figure out what to do with it, what it should look like. I could really use some suggestions....please???   Cheesy thanks, erin

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 07:42:47 pm »

What about adding a light gaurd...like this..


Or...add side "decorative" parts...to look something like the pic below, but bigger..


Or...if you are REALLY looking to put some WOW into this....  try adding an orerry...to the top between the 2 lights...  Or create your own orerry with 2 suns (symbolised by the lights)....(sort of a custom Steampunk Galaxy...far far away...well..maybe not so far since its in your lounge..



THAT would be truly unique and awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 08:41:18 pm »

Maybe very obvious:type in "lamp"in the search function on this forum or Steampunk lamp in Google.For example:
http://handley.org.uk/images/lamp/lores/P1010189.JPG
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 09:21:16 pm »

In all honesty, I think if you can get the black paint or whatever it is off the surrounds to the bulbs, you don't need to do anything else to it. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 11:23:49 pm »

add some "squirrel cage" light bulbs, those are some great steamy light bulbs
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 10:23:44 pm »

Yeah, I have to concur with their opinion that cages would be a good addition to the lamp for steaminess. However, about additional bits, perhaps...hmm... change the light switch to a lever switch, a big one, to make it look more of an apparatus than mere furniture.
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