Introduction: Old Lamp Restoration

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Hi guys !
I've bought this old and rusty lamp in a garage sale for 5€. I like this shape but I don't know where, when and why she was built. I think the light was make by a candle placed in the lamp. The shape is cool but the lamp is rusty and the paint need to be removed and restored. so, I like candle, but i prefer improve the lamp by adding a led light bulb.

Step 1: Supplies

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To restore that lamp i dont need lot of things :

  • An old rusty lamp..
  • Wire and swich
  • Light bulbe
  • Light bulbe socket
  • Wooden disk
  • coloured coating: I've chosen black hammered spray paint and silver hammered paint
  • WD40
  • 5 Screws

For the tools, I use:

  • Drill
  • Metal bross
  • Sander
  • Paintbrush
  • screws driver

Step 2: Analyse Lamp Contents

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First at all,

I take a look and unscrew 3 nuts to take the lamp to pieces.

I wash all pieces, dry them and apply WD40 on metal parts.

Step 3: Scraping

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I use metalic brush and sander to remove the old paint and rust. I'm always impressed to find beautifull and shiny steel under a coat of rust. I think this lamp has not been done by a machine, but by a craftsman.

Step 4: Paint Job

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Both coating I use are rust preventive. I use first a black spray coating to paint the rod

Then a silver coating to paint the rest.

I apply 2 coats of each

Step 5:

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To add the light bulb, I cut a wooden disk with a hole saw. I paint the light bulb socket and the disk in black then drill 3 holes on the lamp base. I add screws to fix the disk to the base. I drill a fourth hole in the base to pass the wire.

There is 2 hole on the light bulb socket that I use to fix it on the base.

Light : ok

Step 6: Final Mount

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I put the glass in place and screws the nuts and bolts to fix the upper part.

And it's over!

Thank you very much for reading, my English isn’t perfect but I'm doing my best ;). I hope I gave you some ideas!

If you like this intructable and have any suggestions, questions or tips please let me know and vote for it !

Comments

Tsanabe (author)2017-08-13

It looks like the lamp can be suspended using the chain or it can be placed on a table. I like that versatility. Great restoration job!

brookefox (author)2017-08-12

Handsome. Certainly looks like the original was industrial in purpose, designed to be used roughly: grab and go. In a mine?

Guga1979 (author)brookefox2017-08-13

thank you !
you've certainly right, it could be used in a mine

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