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Primitive Rustic Metal Table Lamp

20 Mar

This unique table lamp is made from an old upcycled thick metal blade yard rack. While nothing historically, significant, this piece has been around for at least 30 years out at my parent’s property. I remember using it as a kid…I recently found it rusting away in the weeds out by the woods. It has such as cool look and design, I thought it would be the perfect candidate to upcycle into a cool decorative lamp. The finned blades are all fairly heavy steel with a nice rusty patina finish. The wooden handle and rotted away long ago, so I cut off the attachments and used those as legs to stabilize the piece so it stands vertically.

Has a nice rustic, industrial and almost art deco inspired appeal. It was then wired up using some vintage reproduction black twisted cloth covered wire with an inline switch and vintage style plug. It uses a vintage tube style 30 watt bulb which fits the vertical style of the light and puts out a nice warm glow. Should you require more light, you can replace with any standard base bulb.

Very cool piece and makes a great addition to your farmhouse, cottage, living room or office.

Dimensions: Approximately 14″ high x 6″ wide, base is approximately 12″ wideIMG_6254 IMG_6257 IMG_6259 IMG_6261

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Chartreuse Mod/Shabby Chic Coffee Table with Storage

26 Feb

Shabby Chic / Mod style coffee table made from a vintage 40s-50s cabinet door.

This table is based on the same design as our reclaimed window coffee tables. The table top is a vintage cabinet door from the 40s-50s. Complete with original brass hardware, lock (non-functioning) and real brass hinges. The glass is very cool textured frosted glass.

Tables base is built from solid 2″x8″ pine boards and very heavy in construction. Interior shelf is made of 1″ x 4″ rough cut cedar planks which alternate and vary in their natural color. 7″ early American style legs were used thread into the base. Also removable should you want to change the style, height or even convert the table into a cabinet.

Finish is a chartreuse semi gloss. Minus the door, all wood is new.chartreuse table 2 chartreuse table 3 chartreuse table 4 chartreuse table 5

Rustic Table Lamp

8 Aug

This one of a kind table lamp is made from an old primitive barn find rabbit trap. Frame is made of wood, crudely fashioned, but well built, with various styles of chicken wire. Lamp has a nice rustic look and is very cool. The trap stands on it’s end, bottom “door” slides out to gain access to the inside to change bulbs. The lamp was wired up with two bakelite style sockets, wired with vintage style cloth covered twisted wire, and comes with two vintage “Edison” style coil filament light bulbs. Cord is approximately 8′ long and plugs into a standard wall outlet, with vintage style plug. I knew when I found this thing, it was a great candidate to be cleaned up and repurposed.

Very cool piece and makes a great addition to your farmhouse, cottage, living room or office.

Dimensions: 14″ high x 7″ x 7″

Available for purchase in our Etsy shop.

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Rustic Industrial Pendant Lights

23 May

 

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One of a kind hanging pendant light fixture featuring three vintage reproduction industrial cage lights. Three cage lights styled after trouble lights used in the 20s-40s, are made of brass wire, and are hinged to open or close as desired, depending on what look you prefer, and for bulb removal. They fit around new black sockets and are wired with vintage style black cloth covered twisted wire. They use two different styles of reproduction Edison bulbs, one with “squirrel cage” filaments and two round bulbs with spiral filaments. All three lights are suspended from a vintage leaf spring removed from my 1954 GMC pickup and was left with its original patina.

Included with the light are three bulbs and canopy for mounting to and existing box in the ceiling.

Size: Approx 30″ long. Wire from leaf spring to ceiling can be cut to desired length, but comes with approx. 24″ of wire.

Available in our Etsy shop, here.

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Upcycled Vintage Gym Locker Baskets

15 Apr

Vintage metal gym locker baskets from the 60s. These are steel in original finish with nice patina. All are in very good condition with light surface rust and patina in various stages. These have been sprayed with an acrylic clear coat finish to preserve the finish.

Side are steel wire and front and back panels have holes and a “cheese grater” like appearance. All are fully intact and very solid. Also have a loop on the front and all have stamped metal numbered labels on the front, and marking from the manufacturer: The Washburn Company – Worcester, MASS / Rockford, ILL.

These baskets are nice accent pieces and are great for storage around the home.

The bottom dimensions are 12″ deep x 7″ wide. The top dimensions are 13″ deep x 8.75″ wide.

There are 4 of these currently available, all in equal condition. Email us for shipping price on multiples.

Available in our Etsy shop.

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1920s Upcycled Table Lamp / Cast Iron & Copper

5 Mar

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This is an Eagle brand 1920’s vintage table lamp / radiant heater. These were originally used as small space heaters during the early 20th century. The original coil heating element is included and screws in to the standard socket to also function as a heater. We removed the heating element and replaced it with a vintage Edison style filament bulb for a warm, dramatic effect. Any standard based bulb will fit, however. The lamp’s base is made of heavy cast iron and the shade and cage are both made of copper. The light was cleaned and the copper lightly polished but still retains all of its original patina. Original cloth covered wire was kept, but the plug was replaced with a vintage reproduction.

Very cool and unique piece of history and makes a great addition to your office, living room, etc.

Available in our Etsy shop.

Size: 14″ diameter 19.5″ tall

Repurposed Industrial Factory Cart Coffee Table

5 Mar

 

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Vintage industrial factory cart. All original. Very heavy, solid wood with original cast iron wheels. These are becoming very popular for use as coffee tables and statement pieces. They’re also becoming very hard to find. Cart was left with original patina and not refinished. It has perfect patina, which refinishing would ruin. It was thoroughly cleaned and polished with a clear wax to preserve the finish.

Size:36″ long x 26″ wide x 9″ high

Available for sale locally (Portsmouth, VA) or in our Etsy shop. Click here for the full listing.

Any questions, just ask.

Buyers outside the lower 48 states, please contact us for shipping quote before making payment.
Note, shipping cost is an estimate. Please request quote before making payment, varies greatly depending on location.

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