The last time I went to the Metrolina Antique Show in Charlotte I saw a lamp made from a vintage gas can and decided to make one since I had the supplies.
This was a very quick and easy project.
The gas can was a flea market find and the shade was one that I had on hand. The lamp kit was purchased at Lowes.
The lamp kit has everything that you need to make a lamp.
I used my drill to drill a hole in the top but the top was a little softer than I thought it would be and made an odd shaped whole when I tilted the drill. I knew that it would be OK since it would be covered any way.
I also drilled a small hole in the bottom for the cord to come out. If you are using a container that you don’t want to drill a hole in the bottom, you can purchase a bottle lamp kit and the wire will not have to go through the inside of the container.
I assembled the lamp kit according to the directions and attached it to the cap of the can through the hole that I had drilled.
I used a nut to secure the lamp kit from the bottom of the gas can cap.
I threaded the lamp wire up through the small hole in the bottom of the can and out the top.
Next I threaded the lamp cord up through the lamp assembly and screwed the cap back on the can. Then I followed the directions on the package to attach the wires to the lamp and slipped the cover back on.
This was a quick project for a lamp with character!
In just a few short weeks Christmas will be here. If you are interested in the Bethlehem Christmas dinnerware that I designed and had produced click the photo link below. I know that I am biased, but I am told all of the time that the photos do not do the dinnerware justice!