Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Redesigning With Parts

I love finding parts and fragments, because I know I can repurpose them. I've been playing with the clock faces I showed you in my last post.  Something else I love to find are lamp parts. I created this vignette out of a combination of lamp parts, and clock faces.


One of my candle holders started like this.


See the two pieces on the right? I gave them a coat of silver, stacked them, and added prisms.



The white candle holder I've actually had for a while. It's made of two lamp parts. I turned one of the pieces upside down, and screwed them together.




Yesterday I gave it a fresh coat of my white gesso/paint mixture. Then I did this.




One of my clock faces fit inside perfectly.









Here is another lamp base I turned into a candle stand.






So, don't pass up those broken lamps and parts. I've bought boxes full of parts for as little as five bucks. Think about what you would pay for a nice ornate metal stand in a retail store. I'll have more ideas for you soon.  Right now, I have to get back to a few furniture redesigns.

Sharing With:
Homework: The Inspiration Board
Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
Keeping it Simple: Motivate Me Monday
Under The Table and Dreaming: The Sunday Showcase
Be Different Act Normal: Show and Tell Saturday
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt It Friday
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can
At The Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
2805: Potpourri Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Passionately Artistic
Domestically Speaking: Power of Paint
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
House of Grace: Twice Owned Tuesday






67 comments:

  1. Aren't you the clever girl love it!

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  2. Well isn't that just the neatest idea. You think of everything! I've thought of repainting lamps and changing out the shade, but never taking it apart and using it in an entirely different way.

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  3. WOW! Rosemary, they're great! I used a ceiling light to hold glass votives. It fits perfect in the middle of my stove top and looks pretty lit at night. You are so creative. Can't wait to see what else you come up with:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  4. Great ideas! I love the silver and crystals.

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  5. ...you are always inventive and certainly are one to think outside of the box!
    I'm surpised Home and Gardens hasn't snatched you up for their magazine project girl!!!
    xo, Rosemary

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  6. So cool, love anything with clock faces!! xoxo

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  7. Fantastic! You have inspired me to put together some of my bits and pieces I collect. They are somewhere in the garage....in which box??

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  8. More than anything else (and there are lots of other things!!), I am amazed at your vision. How you can see things that aren't there yet, and then make them appear. Makes you a bit of a magician, doesn't it!!

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  9. That is a beautiful vignette. I love how you've re purposed your lamp parts and of course the clock faces added to the mix is fabulous.

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  10. WOW! Really. Could you please stop being so friggin' AWESOME! Save some talent for the rest of us dunces! *Jealousy get's me NO where, I know..* Waaah ~Melissa
    (Great job momma)

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  11. First time I've stopped by your blog. I will be stopping back by often! I LOVE what you did with all of your "parts". Your pixs are great.

    Take care, Sue

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  12. THOSE TURNED OUT SO COOL, HAVE TO START LOOKING AT THE LAMPS IN A DIFFERENT WAY NOW.
    LAUREN

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  13. These are gorgeous!!! You are too creative! I'm in love with the clock face one, well, actually all of them.

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  14. I love what you did with those parts...Especially the watch faces. That is a genius idea! I would have never guessed that the candle holders were lamp pieces! That is so cool!

    Kris

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  15. OOOOOH I love it all!! And I have a few of the same parts!! Thanks for sharing your wonderfully beautiful ideas!!

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  16. Such wonderful creations. You come up with the most unique ideas.

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  17. Such great inspiration... love the candle holder, it's beautiful.
    hugs~~ Daphne

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  18. mmmmm ... this is looking awfully familiar ...
    We must be on the same 'time' ...

    hahaha

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  19. These are all fabulous Rosemary! I love um all!

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  20. You have such great vision! Love these.

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  21. Me again, loving what you do again!

    There are a few people out there that I seem to be drawn to - I always click on a thumbnail that interests me, and there you are!

    Not grumbling, I sorta like it. :)
    -Revi

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  22. These are so pretty in silver and white and I knew you'd come up with something fabulous to do with those clock faces! You always have the most creative goodies - love reading about them and seeing all the pics! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great day, Leena

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  23. I've made candle holders out of broken lamps before, but nothing as stunning as that silver one you did. You are one very talented gal! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  24. So creative! I can't say it enough...I love, love, love your blog and just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award!
    http://prissyville.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-nomination-15.html

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  25. I came here first time via WOW and so glad to be here.... simply beautiful and artistic creations ... very very lovely.... And thanks for sharing the inspirational idea....
    Visit me if you can
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  26. Hmmm...you've inspired me. I have a whole box of lamps waiting for some attention. I'm now a follower.

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  27. OMG - I love all of it! The white is perfect and I love the added prisms!

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. Following you now. :)

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  28. I've done the same thing. Love using the old ceiling light bulb holders as candle stands. Just recently I bought a box of parts that at one time had been a giant heavy silver Dracula candelabra. It made some gorgeous huge candle stands. I love your marriage of the clock faces with the light pieces....ingenious!! HWW

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  29. great idea! And the white paint is delightful!

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  30. Your candle holders turned out beautiful and your vignettes look lovely!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  31. Your blog always inspires...I never want to miss a thing!
    Thank You Rosemary

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  32. So creative! Thanks for sharing. Also thanks for the push on the link parties. You are the best!

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  33. You are so clever Rosemary!!! I know you've been doing the gesso thing for a long time and I've noticed a few bloggers who have just caught onto it and are calling it "homemade chalk paint". Have you tried that Annie Sloane's chalk paint...would you say it was the same?

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  34. Hi Rosemary!
    You never stop amazing me, I absolutely love the idea of re purposing old lamp parts, you are a genius!
    XXX Ido

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  35. Beautiful display pieces. I love to do the same thing and always pick up pieces like this to repurpose.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  36. I love reading your post and musing your re-purpose pieces. But unfortunately, I may have to remove myself from your blog... you see, when I read your blog I never want to throw away anything... Can you imagine the junk? :-) I love what you did to everything!

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  37. Thank you for your recent visit.
    I am glad to see I'm not the only one that loves...left overs. My husband thinks I'm crazy for hanging on to these wonderful..great...potentially fabulous treasures. And that's what yours are ....Fabulous Treasures. Thank you for sharing as always. Enjoy the day. Bobbie

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  38. Never again will I pass up a broken lamp... no way!

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  39. Hi Rosemary,

    Love the broken lamp base turned candle stand! What a great centrepiece. The picture in the background is oh so lovely too! Love those Roses...

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  40. YOu are so awesome. I love your blog, you always have a creative idea for me.

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  41. Love them Rosemary, perfect combinations. I need to go through my parts drawer again and get busy:-)

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  42. Rosemary, you are a genius! Even from broken, leftover, trash ... you make treasure. You must have some magic wand around?!?
    Gorgeous!
    Patti

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  43. gorgeous candle holders...love the silver finish especially..silver is fast becoming my favorite lately...
    best,
    maureen

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  44. These are wonderful. Especially love the white bases with clock faces on them.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  45. I do this too Rosemary. I love the addition of the clock faces! Vanna

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  46. What a great reuse, and perfect in white! Very clever.

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  47. Your vignette is gorgeous! Such a smart idea and I love how the face of the clock sits in the bottom!

    Jeanine

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  48. Hi Rosemary,
    I wrote to you the other night since I did not understand "Gesso." Well, I took the bottle back to Hobby Lobby and lo and behold....that batch had been recalled since it was all dried out. I bout a new bottle of Gesso.....and now all is fine!!

    Next question: What is the "silver" that you are using. Is it just silver spray paint?

    Lastly, 50/50 mix of Gesso and white paint---isd that latex paint that you mix?

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  49. Love these ... Thanks for the inspiration ! :) I have some old lamp parts... I think I'll pull them out.
    Thanks, Francine

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  50. I love this. What a great job you did. I love putting unusual things together. I love all the beautiful white too....just lovely!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  51. Awesome ideas! I would never have thought to use clock faces like that.

    Alida
    http://radcrafter.com

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  52. What a wonderful collection! You have beautifully re-fitted these pieces and they are outstanding.

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  53. Cute Rosemary! Love that you tore that old lamp apart and made it into MANY! love how you added the clock pieces as well....very cool!!

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  54. I will never look at lamp parts the same way ever again, Rosemary! :) Your repurposing is seriously beautiful! Luv them all! The clock faces really add alot of charm to them. ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  55. You are really working those "fragments' Rosemary. They are beautiful!

    I am delighted you joined Potpourri Friday! I appreciate you and your participation! Thank you, my friend!

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  56. Rosemary, I'm beginning to think your creative talents are endless!!!

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  57. You have great ideas! Those all look fantastic with their new color. The white paint looks great on those pieces and the clock face is a very unique idea for the candle to sit on! Great stuff!

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  58. Fantastic ideas, I'm always finding brocken lamps, now I know I can do something with them! Thank you very much. I'm a first time visitor from Under the Table and Dreaming party.

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  59. Love your BLOG! Love your ideas!
    Come visit me at WhoNewCreations.

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  60. Absolutely beautiful. So elegant. I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it. Hope to see you there.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/10/inspiration-board-link-party-19.html
    carolyn - homework

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  61. Love this. That clock face is gorgeous. I want one now! I just pinned it! :)

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  62. Love this. That clock face is gorgeous. I want one now! I just pinned it! :)

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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