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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Upcycled Fire Truck Lamp in lights  with Upcycled remade Recycled Art Light design

Upcycled Fire Truck Lamp in lights  with Upcycled remade Recycled Art Light design

Upcycled Fire Truck Lamp in lights  with Upcycled remade Recycled Art Light design

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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?

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