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by Jasmine Orchard

Upcycled Fire Truck Toy Into Original Lamp

I took an old pre-loved fire truck toy, masked, sprayed and wired it to become a new and slightly different or I must say original 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.

Upcycled Fire Truck Toy Into Original Lamp Lamps & Lights

Upcycled Fire Truck Toy Into Original Lamp Lamps & Lights

Upcycled Fire Truck Toy Into Original Lamp Lamps & Lights


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The inner child still lives!


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 :)

Elly Ramsay via Facebook
Elly Ramsay via Facebook

Love it!

Alberto Acosta via Facebook
Alberto Acosta via Facebook

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

Jasmine Orchard
Jasmine Orchard

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!

Don B
Don B

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!

jasmine orchard
jasmine orchard

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! :)

Fire Truck Toys
Fire Truck Toys

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?

Ra Nanas

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


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!


Inspired by your work i have built my own firetruck lamp for my son!
Thanks for the idea

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