Repurposing a Globe into a Floor Lamp – Steampunk Style

by Rachel Baker on May 18, 2015

Saw this yesterday morning while I was looking through steampunk style ideas. I love this, as while I know not everyone has a globe hanging around their home anymore, I’m not sure I’ve ever walked into an second hand store that didn’t have one.

Here’s the inspiration:Vintage Steam Punk Industrial Re-purposed World Globe Swivel Desk Floor Lamp

I call it my “What’s this world coming to?“, it’s an Industrial Steam Punk re-purposed world globe into lamp.

This project started out as a Vintage World Globe on the original stand. It’s a great piece on it’s own but was very dated for my Urban Loft decor style. So I came up with the solution to make the best of both worlds and convert it into a Globe lamp. The assembly basically includes all original parts minus the bottom half of the globe. This portion was replaced using metal straps and a light assembly located on the top inside of globe. Everything was painted in a rusty aged metal to give the appearance that this globe has been around the world with years of natural aged patina.

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