Sunday, September 5, 2010
Recycled floor lamp....mannequin stand.
Here is a great way to recycle an old floor lamp....turn it into a mannequin stand. I found the fabric covered body form at a resale shop many years ago, but I didn't have a stand to put it on, until I was looking over our broken floor lamp. Taking apart the top portion and the cord was the easy part....the not so easy part was to drill out a hole large enough for the little pole, that is underneath the body form, to slide into. By the way, my hubby drilled the hole for me...of course I did help him, but he did all the drilling. My favorite part of this project was priming and painting the lamp base....hot pink! Oh yeah, I just want to tell people to never be afraid to ask for something....you never know unless you ask....case in point, the body form. When I was at the resale shop I spotted the body form behind the counter and asked the clerk if it was for sale...she said no, but then she said she would sell it for $15.00 if I wanted it. So you see, it never hurts to ask! Altogether it cost about $20.00 for this mannequin and stand...what a great deal! Now I can use it to display outfits, postcards, pictures, jewelry, scarves, and all kinds of things. Very crafty indeed!!!