Shuffling around the web a few weeks ago, I bumped into the wild action figure lamps of Ryan McElhinney, and a light went off in my head. Ding! Here was the perfect project for putting childhood collections of toys and trinkets to use!
Armed with this gust of inspiration, I developed a super plan:
1. Find Superman, Spider-Man, and a whole host of their fellow action figures on Craigslist. (I did consider using mini tea sets and pony figurines for my lamp, but I really loved the superhero aesthetic.)
2. Acquire hot glue gun, lamp, and spray paint.
3. Lights, camera, action figures! Glue action figures to the lamp, let them dry, and then spray paint ’em.
Mission complete. How many of the fun figures from the four faces of the lamp can you identify? And, which old collection might you put to use in this enlightening way?