Do you remember my recent trip to Pasadena and The Greatest Flea Market on Earth? Remember all of the “to drool for” items that I captured on camera? Well, there was one vendor who is so talented at doing what I myself am all about, making OldThingsNew, that I decided to save her photos for a separate blog post. Lisa of Raphael Creations creates fun and funky re-purposed light fixtures from vintage items.
I can hardly wait to show you the pictures but before I do, let me tell you a little about Lisa:
Lisa’s career has spanned 20+ years of nearly every type of job in the entertainment industry. She has always had a creative and imaginative mind (she was one of those kids who was always getting into trouble for taking apart her dad’s electronics). Her recent creations came out of a desire to do something with an old Underwood typewriter she owned. “Bright” idea: She turned it into a lamp for her home. After that she was on a roll and today she creates and sells her lamps both online and in various Southern California locations.
Have a look at a few of her fabulous re-purposed items!
Who knew that Lisa’s curiosity would lead her to one day begin creating and selling such unique, one-of-a-kind light fixtures. She also takes custom orders for lamps made from vintage items that you own. What a fun gift idea . . . Father’s Day perhaps?
To see more of Lisa’s work, including microphone, blender and vintage gas pump lamps(!), head over to Lisa’s website at raphael-creations.com
Don’t you love seeing other people’s junk re-purposed into new treasures? Did you have a favorite one of Lisa’s creations? If you’d like to view more great re-purposing ideas please check out my Old Junk Transformations board on Pinterest.