Do not throw a kerosene lamp, give her a second life
So, it's time to put things in order in the attic or in the pantry. So much rubbish and junk that you want to take everything and throw it away. Stop! Think of whether you can sell or alter anything from this antiques. Do you want to throw out the old kerosene lamp or send a metal candelabra to the trash? After all, the house has a long time ago electricity and modern energy-saving lighting devices? Stop: the kerosene lamp can easily be turned into an original candlestick or even. hookah.
And what a expanse for lovers of needlework! Alterations of such things can turn junk into real works of art.
How to prepare for a new life
So, the old kerosene lamp, first of all, should be thoroughly washed. Clean from dust and grease (use alcohol or gasoline). And then let your imagination run wild! Your kerosene lamp can be simply painted, for example, with acrylic or refractory paint such as "metallic". You can do it decoupage, mosaic. If there is someone in the house who understands electricity, then the kerosene lamp, the photo of which we offer to your attention, will become an ordinary electric lamp. The stylized lamp will perfectly decorate the interior in the style of the twenties, thirties, fifties. In this transformed form it will also be an excellent decoration for a cafe or bar.Therefore, do not rush to throw out old kerosene lamps. If you do not want to deal with them yourself, you can just sell them. The demand for vintage things is constantly growing. Look at some auction on the net or advertise in the newspaper. Modern youth, for example, have never seen a kerosene lamp in action, therefore, such an object will attract attention and become a bright accent in the interior "under the old days".
You can use it as a candlestick.It will be enough to change the candle from time to time and remove the burn. And you can apply a kerosene lamp and for the intended purpose, because in every city, and even more so in the village, there are power outages. Since the end of the nineteenth century, they are performed with a special hood that protects the wind, they can also be used in the garden. The old models also had a mirror that allowed the light to be reflected in the desired direction.
For home and camping
Kerosene lamps are divided, by the way, into those that can be used indoors, and intended for the street. The size of the flame depends on the shape and design. And the combustion is directly related to environmental conditions, so do not use street lamps at home: here they get very hot and become dangerous. But for tourists it is an ideal option. A kerosene lamp does not need batteries and power, and you can buy fuel literally for a penny. Street versions may well work even in severe frosts. At the same time, the kerosene consumption is minimal. Take this lamp with them and fishermen, and hunters. Although for ordinary urban dwellers this is more of an exotic than a necessity. But how many associations and nostalgic memories can cause the appearance of this lamp! Indeed, it was with such lamps that our ancestors worked and rested a hundred years ago.