I bought these two industrial lamps at an estate sale last week.
Paid $2 each. They both work, have good wiring and have really cool and useful clamps attached to them (came with light bulbs too, score).
They were really dirty and rusty though. Thanks to a friend (who gave me the easiest tip on how to remove rust from metal), they cleaned up great.
All you do is dip pieces of aluminum foil in water, and rub it on affected areas to remove the rust.
|AFTER!! (the right one still needs some love)|
|The final product. (In our house, attached to a vintage tripod we bought at the same estate sale)|
|The second one on our book shelf.|
Hooray for old clamp lamps! Do you have any other cool ideas for these? I'd love some feedback and imput!