This Instructable will guide readers through the fairly simple process of making a lamp from a spent fire extinguisher. I originally wanted to put some kind of flammable liquid in the empty tube, add a wick, and make a mildly ironic torch, but I like how this came out.
Perhaps it's a misnomer for the project...but hey, you're reading, so I guess it worked.
Step 1: Materials
Check the picture below for what you'll need...and mentally add a hot glue gun or some sort of effective metal-to-plastic adhesive.
Step 2: Sticker removal (quite optional)
I should have looked for a sticker-removal Instructable or something cause this part kinda sucked. I just went at it with a box cutter and the flat end of some pliers. Unfortunately, a fair amount of paint was also scraped off. So the side that looks like it served as a bear-mauling defensive shield should probably face a wall or something. Why couldn't the stickers just face the wall, you ask? ...Oh, just go on to the next step already.
A note: Some in high society's fire extinguisher lamp aficionado circles posit that a lamp lacking stickers might as well be a generic metal tube, so the stickers should remain. I would agree and advise leaving the decals on unless they're a bit grungy like mine. It would actually be ten times cooler if you made some custom stickers that showed a silhouette turning on a light rather than spraying chemicals at a little campfire. It would be subtle but very cool.