Brass Lamp Finds New Life As Hanging Planter
I'm finally finished with the brass lamp turned flower basket. Thanks to inspiration from all of the other members on HomeTalk.com, I was able to see a use for this brass lamp rather than going into the trash. The lamp was easy to take apart and was built in sections. Where the lightbulb goes is actually a carrying handle or a place to hang the basket from. I'm currently looking for a bird I can put in the middle so it looks like it's perched in the middle of the handle. As for the color, I used Rustoleums Aged Copper for the look and I'm pretty impressed with the color of the paint. One thing I learned during this project is that I should have spray painted after the final assembly, not before as I had to perform touch up work due to scratches and chipped paint. Now when I see lamps, I see them as potential hanging flower baskets and flower vases.