Lamp to Crate Handle

How to make a repurposed crate handle.

Once again... 

After taking apart a very large ornate lamp that was found by the side of the road.

I used pieces of the lamp for this project.

I used 2 of the arms that held the light bulbs.

I screwed them together using a dowel in the center.

I spray painted the handle black and distressed the paint.

I made a wooden crate from some reclaimed wood and attached the handle to the crate with eye screws.

A fancy handle for a simple distressed crate.

Don't miss my Lamp Re-Make Series:

Lamp Project #1


Lamp Project #3

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  1. I just looked back at the lamp series. Very smart.

  2. That was a good idea! Dropping by from BNOTP. Happy holidays.


  3. Wow! You are just amazing with what you are coming up with from this one lamp, Susan! This looks great. I love the two materials used together.

  4. I have been following your lamp series and all I can say is WOW!
    I just can't believe all the ideas you have from one lamp.
    And they all are awesome.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Brilliant. I love the contrast of the handle against the wood. Great job! Love the series!!

  6. OK - I definitely wouldn't have thought of this one. Nice job!

  7. That lost then found lamp has really brought a lot of projects together. Very nice.

  8. I just love this idea, and, of course, wouldn't have thought of it in a million years!

  9. I missed this part of the series. How creative!


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