This Marvel Spider-Man table or desk lamp was created using up-cycled and repurposed materials.
So what were those repurposed materials? Read on and I’ll tell you.
After eating lots and lots of Pringles, I felt it was almost criminal and irresponsible to throw away the empty tubes. I’ve always looked at them and wondered what really useful things could I do with them. One day, I had a brain wave and out of nowhere, decided to (attempt) to build a lamp. Why not? The tube is the perfect size and body for such an engineering project, right?
And so, I found an old lamp that was never used and carefully dismantled it. I affixed it to the Pringles lid and fed the wire through the tube and made a small exit hole with a screwdriver. Now, the lamp makes use of free wallpaper samples from a local DIY store, which was carefully cut to size and lathered on with PVA glue and then covered again on the outside to give a shiny and protective finish. A cheap lampshade from the local discounters, 99p to be exact, was painted with slightly watered down red paint.
After the whole thing dried overnight, there was instant light from a cute and perfectly functional lamp, suitable in any bedroom or man cave.
It has a professional finish and feel and is yet another clever use of rubbish that has been saved from landfill. Might as well use an energy efficient bulb to be extra green.