These upcycled table lamps would happily serve motorheads and sci-fi enthusiasts alike. They would work well on a desk, but also on a nightstand or a side table for reading, or as a bright spot on a bar or counter.
Each is made from an old jackstand and a vintage Volkswagen hubcap. I repainted the stands in flat black. Then had the hubcaps sandblasted to remove the rust and loose plating before painting them a glossy purple outside and matte silver inside. Each has a double socket, teeny VW pull chain ornaments, and a stylish chrome acorn nut finial.
- Matte black bases, 8 inches on a side
- Shades are gloss purple outside and aluminum color inside.* Embossed VW logo on the top. About 11 inches in diameter overall.
- Height is adjustable to 16, 18, or 20 inches.
- Each takes two torpedo-shape standard-base bulbs, 40 watts max, since otherwise the shades can get uncomfortably warm. Two bulbs come with each lamp.
- Pull-chain on-off switches.
- Cords are about 5 feet long.
- Come with optional soft plastic feet to protect your tabletop.
*Because the hubcaps were in rough shape when I got them, the interior finish retains some texture. The exteriors are smooth but not 100% perfect.
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Most of my pieces are made from vintage objects on the outside, with new functional parts inside. This means they will show signs of their age, which is part of their appeal, but the works will last for a long time. Unfortunately, photographs can unintentionally either disguise or exaggerate the wear on a piece. I encourage you to take this into consideration when making the decision to buy. If you find you aren't happy with your choice, you have 14 days in which to return it for a refund of the item price, not including shipping.
If you have an object you think would make a good lamp, I may be able to help. Use the link to request a custom order or drop me a note. Custom orders are subject to a 20% nonrefundable deposit, as noted above.