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Crutches Upcycled Into Tripod Lamp

I was looking through one of the high end furniture web sites when a small picture of what looked like crutches caught my eye. On closer inspection it turned out to be a super cool vintage tripod lamp and I thought--hey, I could do that!
Check out my blog for more upcycles like this.
Difficulty: Medium

To see more: http://destinationsvintage3.blogspot.com/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Cynthia E
    Cynthia E Daleville, AL
    on Jan 21, 2014

    This is awesome love it !

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 22, 2014

    Adorable...LOVE IT! Just when I think I have seen it all, something like this pops up! Keep posting folks!

  • Z
    on Jan 22, 2014

    Wow! I never would have put the two ideas together. I'm guessing you've used crutches before?

    • Z
      on Jan 22, 2014

      @Scott Valentine I already have a tri-pod floor lamp, but had I not I'd be on the search for wooden crutches. I might away to make to give to our son when he gets a place of his own! Thanks to the details on your blog I'll have no trouble making one just as awesome. I love the hammer metal details you added. I never would have guessed they we spray painted on if you hadn't said so. Awesome detail!

  • Thrift Diving
    Thrift Diving Silver Spring, MD
    on Jan 22, 2014

    This is way cool! I know that the thrift store I go to all the time has TONS of these old crutches! Way to find a create way to repurpose them! :)

  • Lulu Dubin
    Lulu Dubin Cedarhurst, NY
    on Jan 22, 2014

    This is so cool!

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