Before & After: Upcycled Fire Truck Lamp

Before & After: Upcycled Fire Truck Lamp

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Beth Callaghan
Feb 12, 2013
You've gotta have some vision to see the potential for an old plastic fire truck to become a special piece of decor. And that's exactly what Jasmine brought to this toy when when she turned it into a modern, artful lamp. Jasmine from Jasmine Orchard Styling was inspired on a recent trip to Amsterdam by a large industrial crane. When she found a large, well-loved old toy fire truck with a moving ladder, she saw its potential as the foundation for a unique table lamp. With several coats of black paint to change the aesthetic of the bright toy, Jasmine got some tips on wiring from a local electrical shop and produced this great light. Whether your kids love firetrucks or you have an industrial aesthetic, it works on several different levels, and turning a toy into a room accessory brings whimsy and individuality to the decoration. Read More: Jasmine Orchard Styling (Image: Jasmine Orchard Styling) MORE UPCYCLING ON APARTMENT THERAPY:Upcycle Blankets and a Yoga Mat Into a Soft PlaymatMoving On: 5 Ideas for Upcycling a Changing TableUpcycle Plastic Easter Eggs Into Tealights
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