I picked up an old orange plastic Thermos Brand vacuum bottle several weeks back. It looks like stuff we had back 30-40 years ago.
Though it was in excellent condition, I knew that present-day bottles are much more efficient in keeping my hubby’s Pete’s Coffee hot. So it was unlikely that it would ever be part of our kitchen arsenal again.
Then I had a brainstorm, I said, “I’ll make a lamp out of it!” The fact of the matter is I make lamps out of all kinds of junk. I have
many nicknames among local pickers, some call me Rusty because I love rusty artifacts for the garden, and others call me Lamp Lady. I rescue, rebuild and repurpose dozens of lamps in a year.
Charles suggested leaving all the Tan colored parts tan and he painted the Orange body a nice matte finish Olive color from Krylon. We could have run the cord through the body, but I already had a fixture that had the cord at the top, so we went with that. Charles removed the glass vacuum insert and filled the base
with a few inches of rice. Sand or any heavy ballast material would do the trick.I hope you like the finished product. If you really like it, it’s in Booth 90.