And I found one, see the second picture! A old fashioned carriage-light inspired little thing.
I spend an evening in a fierce fight with a bidding war.
But I knew there must be a way to capture the spirit of that lamp with some clever combining of materials.
And if you check the result on the third photo,you will agree that this is the right style for this situation.
Read on what I used. You will be amazed.
Step 1: What I Used
An empty bottle of schoolpaint
A wooden plate
A engraved glass plate, sounds expensive but was less than 1 euro
A old damaged metall bike basket
Two different caps from detergent bottles
One metall ring
one sheet of printing paper
three pieces of iron rod 28 cm and two of 7 cm, all 6 mm thick
and some normal things
some electric wire, socket, switch and plug and a energy saving lamp that does not generate too much heat.
Acrylic ( artists) paint in black, gold and copper. (You could use spray cans, i did not)
An electric drill
Step 2: The Bottle
Cut out a piece of printing paper witch fits round the bottle
Use this as a template on the bike basket and cut a rectangle the same size
Roll the metall mesh up so it fits in the bottle
roll up the paper as well and put it inside
Step 3: The Wheels
Divide the circumference in three equal parts. Drill 6 mm holes on the edge. Make sure the bottle (step2) fits between them.
Step 4: The Top
Secure it with a screw on top. Drill two hole in the cap almost horizontal. Bend the metall ring a bit open ( mine had a gap) and fit it in the two holes. Squeeze it to make it stick in the holes. A little glue is not forbidden.
In the last picture (with paint) it is visible how I glued this part on one of the wheels.
Step 5: Bottom Wheel
Step 6: The Wall Plates
Drill two hole just below the rim of the glass plate, about 4 cm apart. The two pieces of rod placed in the lower wheel (step 5) should fit neatly.
Step 7: The Socket
Step 8: The Paint
Not everyone will find exactly the same materials, but I am sure you will find pieces to replace them. Look in the shed, the attic, the basement. And just may be it inspires you to make a sleek minimalist design in white or steel color.