Wallpaper Lamp

This lamp was a creative conversion made up by my imaginative Mother.  On a visit to New Orleans some time ago they went into an antique store and found these wooden cylinders that had a variety of metal patterns affixed to the outer surface.  The purpose of the roller in its original state was to print wallpaper.  I imagine it passed over some sort of inking pad before hitting the paper itself. 
I enjoy having the lamp in my living room.  Thanks to the new florescent light bulb I am able to pump up the wattage so that it makes an excellent light to read by.  I readily tell the story of its origin to any and all who ask from whence it came.  No one has yet correctly guessed what it was.
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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Gabe (Tuesday, 26 June 2012 04:21)

    Man I have no clue what this is. I don't even have a guess for this one.

  • #2

    Livin4love (Tuesday, 26 June 2012 04:23)

    I am not sure what the stand is but I can say for certain those are Christmas lights in the background.

  • #3

    Teri (Tuesday, 26 June 2012 04:24)

    I am stumped...... No wait, is that what it is? A stump with weird metallic body parts?

  • #4

    Sarah (Tuesday, 26 June 2012 04:26)

    Its a piece of wood with what looks to be a design of some sort on it.

  • #5

    Gabe (Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:29)

    Is it an old school paint roller?

  • #6

    Treehugger (Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:29)

    Whatever it is, its very unique looking!

  • #7

    whutzzat (Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:38)

    When Bruce showed me this lamp and asked me to guess what it had been designed from I too, like Teri, was "stumped." When he told me what it was I was so sure no one here would guess it, and so far, no one has yet.

    Keep up the guesses folks! We always have fun reading your thoughts, as they are often very funny.

  • #8

    Gabe (Friday, 06 July 2012 02:08)

    I got it! A bread roller with cool designs added for unique looking bread.