Metal Colander Lampshade Upcycled Industrial Vintage Copper or Coloured
Superb! We love these repurposed lamps in our shop; bright, colourful, new trendy colours and a real talking point! Just added copper, which is stunning!
These metal lamp shades are upcycled from everyday kitchen colanders bought from stores or charity shops. Each one can be slightly different, most have handles, and the holes may have different patterns on too! The picture shows one sold in 2015 so the patterns and design might vary from the ones shown.
I clean and prepare the surface of each one; then primed, painted and lacquered on the outside, and polished on the inside to remove scratches and mark.
I have had much demand for the larger sizes so have introduced a real big catering Super Size 8.5"(21cm) deep and aprx 38cm diameter.
Shallow 10cm deep x 26cm diameter
Deep is 13cm x 30cm diameter and
Extra Deep 16cm x 34cm diameter. Sizes can vary a little so please contact me for exact sizes.
The Deeper options allow for a nice oversized Globe lamp (pictured) but the Shallow option looks best with a long slim Edison bulb(available as an extra on request)
A 1.25"(28mm) hole has been drilled in the top to accommodate a standard bulb holder(not supplied) as shown in pic 4. The hole is ground and smoothed so there are no sharp edges, but the metal here is thin enough to cut if you rub your finger hard enough!
Many times have we seen similar things in kitchen shops, purposefully made, and very expensive, but this is the authentic upcycled item. Great value for money and I love to carry on upcycling household objects into original home decorations as long as you love to buy them!
Please ask if you need to buy the pendant fittings too as i can supply these for around £10
I accept Paypal online as our main payment method. All goods are paid for in full before we can send them. I can also accept credit cards over the phone on 07538465125
Shipping from United Kingdom
I aim to send out stock orders within 48hrs, made-to-order items take up to 10 weeks. I will advise you on delivery time after you order.
Once sent, you will usually receive it within 2 working days in the UK, 5 days to the US, longer for Australia and Asia.
Some destinations could be delayed due to Covid19 but will vary with each country, so keep an eye on your countries news reports or refer to your government’s website.
Parcels to EU are taking longer due to new export custom checks at destination ports. As at February 2021 delays are about 14 days but will vary depending on your country.
UK has made a zero tariff deal with the EU so there is no extra to pay at point of purchase(Etsy). Some countries, such as Netherlands, have chosen to apply additional VAT/ customs fee on goods bought outside the EU, which may include UK goods, so check with your government’s website for more information.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, please contact us first, so that we can help resolve it for you.
Typically, recycled wood craft normally features finishes that vary between each item, such as; distressed paint, wood grains, sap discolouration, nail holes and aged warping.
We do accept returns once you have contacted us first, but you will have to pay the return postage. A full refund will be given on receipt of the item in its original good condition.
If the parcel has been lost or damaged by the courier then we would have to make a claim on your behalf, but this only applies to tracked items where compensation is available by the courier.
Royal mail standard letters and parcels do not offer compensation unless 'Signed For' tracking service is used.
A refund will usually be issued within 21 days.
Thought of something grand, or special, or sparkly, or individual?.. But you cant do it yourself?
We may be able to help
We are used to using innovation to create wonderful things with just an idea or unique inspiration
Give us your idea and lets see if we can do something with it!
Want to buy wholesale for your shop? Love to help! Send us the details of your shop and we can work with you on the product and price.
Your personal details sent with your order are held only on Etsy secure systems. A paper copy of your order is held for your records.
A contact number is only required so that i can confirm delivery with the courier.
Frequently Asked Questions
Custom and personalised orders
I am always receiving requests for customised work so I do welcome a challenge 😀 If you would like something made to your specs then just ask, i would love to see your idea.
Commonly people ask for shelves, bookcases or cabinets to be a little larger, in a special colour, unpainted or with different accessories.
Custom orders usually take a little longer to make and cost a little extra so please ask for a quote.
Sizes are quoted in metric, usually cm.
Where sizes are referred to as small, medium and large it would be the medium or regular size that is most popular or commonly purchased.
Sometimes we have to limit the size of larger items to 115cm in length due to the cost of delivery, especially when it is to be sent outside the UK. If you would like an item made larger than this we would have to confirm the delivery cost for you.
Allow a slight variation in sizes of recycled timber crafts due to the nature and availability of wood used.
The shipping price seems a little high, why is that?
Cost of delivery is calculated on the parcels volumetric weight, which is its measurements multiplied together divided by 5000. Large parcel will then have a much higher cost compared to smaller ones.
Also, the price includes the cost of the high quality recycled packaging that I use to avoid damaged items.
We can offer discounts for shipping when you buy more than one item as often the volume can be condensed by packing then together.
Dec 18, 2021
Aug 19, 2018
I was so impressed with the service and product. The seller did not have the size I wanted but they especially found a different one and made it to order. It was easy to install. A great product!
Feb 22, 2018
Its a normal colander, I thought that the light came with it, it does not, it is a colander with a hole. Had to order a light and cord that was $54.
Feb 22, 2017
Looks fabulous, been searching for a colander light for ages and this one was super value
Aug 25, 2016
The white colander lamp shade is perfect, just exactly what I was looking for. 👍