My niece sent me a photo of an Avengers lamp and asked if I could make one like it for her son Hunter.
I love Marvel comics! I read all of the comics along with my sons when they were younger. I couldn’t wait to start this project.
I was lucky enough to find two of these lamps at a garage sale. They needed a little work, but for the most part they were perfect for my project.
Finding the action figures for the lamp turned out to be much harder than I anticipated. Most toy stores only carry the four inch and the twelve inch action figures. What’s up with that? I finally found some on Amazon, and let me tell you even that was iffy!
I needed something for the lamp and the action figures to sit on. I found a wooden plaque at Michaels that turned out to be the perfect base for my lamp. I spray painted it to match the lamp.
I attached my action figures and the lamp to the wooden base with an epoxy glue, making sure to wipe any excess glue off.
The picture of the lamp my niece sent me had a lampshade that had been covered in Avengers material. I kid you not, I had the exact material leftover from a t-shirt quilt I had made for my oldest son!
Using scrap material, I made a pattern for each side of the lamp shade.
Then cut out the pieces from the Avengers material.
I attached the material pieces to the lampshade using Liquid Stitch fabric glue. Liquid stictch is durable and doesn’t stain existing material on the lampshade. I hate it when you can see the glue!
I wasn’t worried about the edges being raw since I was planning on using gimp to hide them, just like in the photo of our inspiration lamp.
The completed lamp shade turned out pretty cute!
I think that the Avengers lamp turned out pretty cute too!
My favorite feature of the lamp is the action figures. You can reposition them from the waist up. It’s like a whole new lamp every time you do!
I loved making this lamp and I’m hoping that Hunter loves it too! My next project? Painting the Avengers on ceiling fan blades. I promise to share them with you as soon as they are done.