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.
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 :)
cool, i’d preffer that you’ve painted the truck in a more vivant color or softer, anyway isnt an antiquité isn’t it?
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!
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!
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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?
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
You’re welcome Pieter! :)