Upcycled Fire Truck Lamp

I took an old pre-loved fire truck toy, masked, sprayed and wired it to become a new and slightly different table lamp.
The ladder part of the truck moves from left to right by a control lever on the truck, making this a great desk or reading lamp, as the bulb can swing across to where you would like it. I have used an energy saving globe lightbulb to hang off the ladder and over the truck.
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  1. Clarerose - July 8, 2011

    This is groovy. I have a couple of lamps I have made using old toy cars. One an old chevy coupe and one a morris minor, that I wired up and finished with vintage lamp shades. This is the first thing close I’ve seen and I love it, especially the movable crane light. That’s one cool toy truck.
    I might start a upcycled page on my website soon :)

  2. Elly Ramsay via Facebook - July 8, 2011

    Love it!

  3. Alberto Acosta via Facebook - July 8, 2011

    cool, i’d preffer that you’ve painted the truck in a more vivant color or softer, anyway isnt an antiquité isn’t it?

  4. Jasmine Orchard - July 9, 2011

    Thank you all for lovely comments and mentions. I am currently working on some upcycled lamp shades so will add to my blog soon. Please keep checking for more fun upcycling projects!

  5. Don B - July 11, 2011

    Great idea! Another fun way to make a toy like this into something functional would be to get a low-wattage bulb from a nightlight and install it in the cab of the truck. Then you’d have a neat nightlight.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  6. jasmine orchard - July 20, 2011

    Thanks for all the shares and likes- great! Please check in to my facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jasmine-Orchard-Styling/191094764267311
    for more upcycled items I create and find! :)

  7. Fire Truck Toys - August 22, 2011

    That is so cool.
    It just sets the brain off in all sorts of creative directions…
    Kids would love this kind of thing and what a great use of a fire truck’s existing elements. I guess not all toys would so naturally lend themselves to a table lamp, but would have other possibilities. I’m already thinking of options for an old Kenner Millenium Falcon…
    Ceiling light maybe?

  8. Ra Nanas - December 21, 2014

    Well, the painter made a mess out of it, I think he/she need a bigger light!

  9. Coni - August 4, 2015

    I just LOVE the fire truck light. I have a 3 year fire fighter I’d love to make this for. Did you post directions for how to make it any where? If not could you email me? I’d really appreciate it & he would LOVE it!

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