While out antiquing one day, my hubs and I came across a really cool booth in a mall that had all these really cool light fixtures made from pipe fittings, insulators, pulleys and all sorts of other cool, non-conventional things. I looked at the price tags and went "Whoah", looked around a bit and moved on. Well my husband being the resourceful thing he is started looking at the mechanics of the lights and thought, hey, I could make these! He snapped a few pics of the light fixtures he liked and we moved on to the next booth. The prices by the way, in the $150-200 range! Like I said, "Whoah!"
While out at a couple of estate sales the very next weekend we came across a vintage wooden tool box FULL of old rusty vintage pipe fittings and knobs. I lugged that thing along with a pair of old roller skates to the check out station and asked how much for all this? Well the lady wanted way too much for the skates so I put those back, the box full of fittings? Two Dollars. Yep, sold!
Right away hubby started twisting and turning those fittings and shaping them into what turned out to be something really cool! After a trip to Lowe's for a couple of lamp kits and some cool vintage style bulbs, here are the first two of what I hope will be my husband's new hobby!
Can't you just see these as bedside tables in someone's super cool loft or studio apartment? We currently have them listed for sale on craigslist but I'm not sure it's the right venue for them. I'm not super keen on the idea of shipping them out because they are kind of heavy so we'll see how it goes!