^003. The board was a scrap piece of plywood, painted & stencilled by my 4 year old neighbour. So there you have a board in her favorite color instead of black chalk paint that I wanted. The beautiful ‘H’ interestingly stands for her name rather than being a symbol for Helipad. 🙂
^001. The holder assembly was salvaged from a broken lamp
^002. I drilled a dowel and inserted the holder assembly and pushed it flush into curtain rod.
^003. The tower was actually an accent made for some house modification during our neighbor’s apartment renovation but was later thrown away. I used the niche for some pleasant lighting. See final product.
Note the bronze on holder assembly. The whole extension pipe was later painted with bronze spray paint.
^004. The tower with closed end.
^005. The color combo for tower was major issue as I did not want a complete bronze color, so after some thinking we settled for turquoise.
^006. The tower with top section painted in turquoise and the hole for vertical extension pole. We inserted the bronze painted pole to check color combination & results were quite fantastic. OPEN END.
^007. The tower with top section painted in turquoise and the hole for vertical extension pole. We inserted the bronze painted pole to check color combination & results were quite fantastic. CLOSED END
^008. Somewhere down the line, I chose the distressed look.
^009. A closer look on paint.
^010. The turquoise painted tower, its not the final look.
^011. The turquoise painted tower base, its not the final look.
^012. The turquoise painted tower base, its not the final look.
^013. I added some glitter fabric paint in clear wood varnish and got the desired golden hue over turquoise. 🙂
^014. The completed lamp. Note the GLOW in background/corner.
^015. The completed lamp. I used rice lights in the niche and put a acrylic sheet for the even glow.
^001. Pallet wood cut to size & sanded
^002. The FOUR legs, roughly sanded to retain the natural look.
^003. The cross members 11″
^004. The cross member – polished.
^005. Side profiling of legs in progress. Since I live in an apartment, balcony is my workshop space for dusty work.
^006. Frame work
^007. The temporary setup with TOP
^008. The TOP is 33″ x 12″
^009. The frame finally NAILED
^010. The polished frame with back runners for preventing wall damage from soiled shoes
^011. Standing Tall 🙂