Do you see the similarity?
Suddenly, We realized just how much fun we were having...
Saturdays provided those unique little golden opportunities for my wife and I to find previously loved (and sometimes abused) antiques: those little true gems in heaps, full of fool's gold. Anything with a history, an old 1950's logo, a serial number, and a delicate dusting of rust and chipped paint piqued our interest - and from there we whisked it away, bound for my basement workshop.
I am often asked, "Do you keep the antiques the way they are, or do you change them?" My answer: "Yes".
There were times when we found something with so much history infused into the old stamped sheet metal of the antique toy, that we simply decided to leave it the way it was. Some old pieces needed an extra coat of paint or two, before I felt that it resembled its former glory. And then I had an idea.
To some, the art deco antiques we found were generously valued as pure junk -but to me, I saw something else. Where the average person sees a $2 battered, scuffed, camera that will never capture color and light again -I began to see an object that could give light and color to a space.
So, I began to find bulbs, switches, and wires and thrift store, dust collecting antiques, from old toy trains to ancient meat grinders, I transformed and re-purposed them into ingeniously decorative art primed for the task of illuminating the moment ...and Lamps From the Attic was born.