Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Travelin' to the Beat of A Different Drum...

Well I owe this one to my dog, Romeo… I was walking him along the street and he discovered this kid’s drum set set out with the garbage. "Hmmmm…", wonders I… "what could I make with that?"
Immediatelely I thought about a table and a lamp. And maybe a planter. Any way I drug the drum kit home. No easy task when you are walking a dog who wants to go everywhere and see everything. So I gets home and start to proceed in making my drum table. I removed the drum skin and installed the legs- 3 24” pieces of ½ inch copper, with 6 split ring pipe holders. Then I added pipe caps on all the ends. Then the glass top- an old turntable glass from a microwave (my favorite glass Table tops).
Now for the lamp… I thought of a few ways to do it… 1 attached to one of the table legs, but worried it would be to top heavy. So I thought “how about a standard lamp?” and attached the two smaller drums together and put them on a lamp pedestal I had laying around. Then a lamp kit. Finally the lamp itself. I used the larger small drum as a lampshade and the smaller for a lamp body. Turned out pretty good if I say so myself!


Anonymous said...

That's so cool! You're so creative.

I usually look at garbage and say, "Yep, garbage." I'm trying to get better at reusing/upcycling but I'm not that good at it. Plus I'm not "handy" at all. I need to learn.


Kathe said...

Talk about walking to the beat of a different drummer! Awesome save!

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

I love the table! I agree with Katie,you dance to the beat of a different drummer. ROCK ON!