Before & After: Upcycled Fire Truck Lamp

updated Mar 11, 2020
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(Image credit: Jasmine Orchard Styling)

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.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

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