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frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2011
11:28 PM

Post #8756930

Cleaned out the shed last night and found a couple of old lamp bases I forgot I had that I decided would make great solar table lamps; this one is an old oil lamp base.

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frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2011
11:29 PM

Post #8756932

This one was a table lamp, but it didn't go with our decor, so it languished in the shed. It's unmarked, but may be by McCoy.

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romcfi
Bushnell, FL

August 15, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8757517

That is a great idea.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8757874

How will these solar lights get sun?
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8757999

My back porch gets afternoon sun; if it's not enough, I can always set them out in the sun for the day if I'll need them at night.
J2222
Southern California, CA

August 15, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8758009

Oh my these are cute. The modern solar and the antique lamp bases. The "McCoy" (or other pottery) I especially like. If you find another, 3 would be cute together on a table. Or 2 together on a table with another object to tie the 3 pieces together.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8758207

I sure do like your creative combination.
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8821886

I have a brand new top, but can't find the right base, lost it. So now I could do this! Did you just glue it?
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8821910

30 second project.

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frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8822130

Used construction adhesive, which hasn't held up well, so will try GE II next.
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8822304

I like E6000 real well too.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 25, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8824022

♥ the colors!
gregbaker
Newark, NJ

October 1, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8832172

that's amazing! i want solar lamps now =)
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8832198

Big Lots has some of the best prices on the solar lights, so get going.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2011
2:54 AM

Post #8832408

I like your lamps very much. I recently found some glass lamp shades at the thrift store (3/$1), got some solar lights on sale, paired them up, and "floated" them in the creeping phlox in the garden. Sorry about the lousy picture but you get the idea.

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frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8832807

Pretty cool. Solar has made garden lighting accessible for everyone.

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