My grandmother had this old bucket lamp (not sure if that's the technical term for it but that's what I've called this thing since I can remember).
There was a drum shade that dangled from the arm.
I really didn't like the looks of the thing so I ripped that off before I even brought it home.
The whole thing was rather rickety and pretty useless as a lamp.
I decided that it needed some ... uh ... life.
So I slapped some primer on it.
Whipped out a can of trusty spray paint.
Added a little black accent.
A little bird feeder added to replace the lamp shade
(this is where I think it would have made a better summer project).
Some fall flowers for color.
This will look great in the garden, overflowing with beautiful summer blooms, and perhaps a hummingbird feeder.