Thursday, March 24, 2011

Street Flasher turned Bedside Light

Ha! That title makes me laugh! I think I'll keep it! :)

We're in the process of redoing the boys room. It's not quite finished yet, but I'll share a really funky project I came up with today.

Seen one of these before??!! 
They're normally bolted to the top of a barricade. Flashing like crazy.
Not sure how my sis ended up with this, but I'm glad she did! 

I ran to the hardware store looking for something to help me rig this thing into a bedside light for the boys.
To my surprise they had exactly what I needed and it was only $5.
Back to the flasher....
These things are powered by battery normally.....
But I gutted it. 
all of it.....
and somehow managed to use a few of the existing parts and make it run with electricity!
Took a lot of brainstorming. Lots of screw drivers, scissors, tin snips and a few swear words..
But I finally got it put back together. 
Now it's a totally funky light that my boys are gonna love!!
Stinkin' cute, right??!! And I didn't even electrocute myself! :)
Stay tuned for the boys room redo. It's nearly done!
Hoping to get it finished in the next few days!

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  1. Not quite sure where she got it? She STOLE it! It's not like you can pick those things up at Target. Ha! Can't wait to see more pics of the boys room.

  2. I love it, a very cool lamp for the boys room. So glad you were not electrocuted in the process.

  3. haha!! Hey, I was trying not to throw her under the bus. We all have things in our past we're not proud of, right?! Most peoples don't include stealing construction equipment though! Using a stolen stop sign in their room too! :) Love you Jaime :) :)

  4. Hahaha hey I'm just glad I could help. Mom always tried to get me to get rid of those things, but now I know why I held onto them all these years. Kinda makes me feel not as bad about my "bad habits".

  5. Wow. That is such a find/steal :) I am wishing I had the same hook up as you...Jaime, got anything else? :)

    Really, that is a super cool light! I bet the kids LOVE it!

  6. Look at you girl! I love your creativity! You are pretty much mom of the week in my book

    love your guts