Friday, June 8, 2018

Bringing Memories to Light

We recently had the honor of being asked to turn a family's treasured items into lights, here is the story. 

At a local show that we were participating in, we had a woman approach us and said that see had some items that she would like to see if we could turn into lamps. She showed us a large box with a couple sets of football cleats and several football trophies from here husbands high school and college days. She also had an 8mm projector that was used by her family.   

Of course we were honored that she would entrust us with theses items. So now we had to come up with a design for them that made sense, but did not require the items to be permanently affixed ( our requirement, not the customers in case later on someone did not want these items in a lamp). Also the custom lamp shades needed to be created. 

We were able to deliver the Lopasky football lamps last week. It is a very humbling experience to be able to present a finished product that will allow a family to interact with items that have always been precious, but in a box in the garage before.  Now they can display them in a place of prominence and they become the conversation piece that allows the memories to live forever.


back of shade 



 back of shade


Custom projector shade


This is the text that we got from the customer
"Shannon & Myriam, I just wanted to tell you that my boys absolutely loved the lamps you made for them from their Dad’s trophies and cleats.  They loved your idea and the way it was all arranged.  Loved our name on the base and thought the shade was amazing.  This is such a special way for them to remember their Dad, and I can’t thank you enough for your creativity and how perfect it all turned out. They also thought the projector and shade was so cute, but I told them this was staying at My House!  Thank y’all again, your work is amazing!!!    Shirley" 

It is a great felling to be able to create ways for people to be able to interact with their memories.


















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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Vintage Chrome & Black Dominion Hair Blow Dryer Lamp

A blast from the past, this vintage chrome and black Dominion hair dryer was updated with a flicker flame bulb to help it relive the glory days.







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Guitar amp lamp

A Pair of practice amplifiers that have been turned into rock n roll lamps.



The shades have a different image on the front and back. We can customize the shades to the music style that you would like. 

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Catchers mitt and ball lamp

This well used catchers mitt and ball have been turned into a lamp, with a custom lamp shade with baseball theme.


This baseball themed shade has the "bottom of the ninth bases loaded" on the front and vintage baseball card images on the other sides.


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Baseball catcher mask lamp

Vintage baseball catcher mask lamp. 




The catchers mask is the star of this lamp, and the light is a Edison type bulb. The base is a home plate made from wood.




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Photospot Model V-31

National Instrument Company 1950's Photospot Model V-31.


Okay I know, this is not one of our vintage items that we turned into a light. But sometimes you run across something so cool that you have to give it a new life. This was produced by the National Instrument Company  in Houston Texas in the 1950's. The wiring and bulb socket were shot, so I took all that out and put in a LED to make it usable as accent lighting in someones home.

So, I made a light into a light. not to impressive, but the light does have the look and it needed to be saved. I hope you understand and enjoy.

 





Art Deco cocktail shaker lamp

Vintage Art Deco chrome cocktail shaker turned into a lamp with a custom designed shade.



This shaker form the 1950's is topped with an amazing custom designed cocktail themed shade. The shade is two sided as you can see from the pictures. the pattern on the back side is made from different cocktails that could have been made from the shaker. 

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Cocktail Shaker Lamp


Vintage chrome Art Deco cocktail shaker with red Lucite handle 1930's-1950's made into a lamp with custom shade.


The custom shade has a vintage Cocktail Lounge design for the front and the rest of the shade is a pattern of different cocktails for that period look. This is the perfect focal piece for any bar setting.



 


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2 Barrel Carburetor Lamp

2 barrel carburetor turned into a lamp. With 2 flicker flame bulbs to simulate the backfire we all experienced working on older cars and trucks.






The oak base adds that extra heft to make this a strong piece for any mans desk or man-cave decor.




  

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Beehive blender lamp

1950'S Vintage Ostererizer beehive blender, model 10. Turned into a lamp with LED light at the bottom and face ice to give the working blender look.



 








The LED is controlled by a remote and can be made to brighten or dim, and has 8 different modes of dynamic effects. 





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