Sarbaaz OP t1_jdpn9uz wrote

So far this is a one off.

There is an artist who did a ton of this style work with old car parts who was selling them at a consignment store for $600 - $800 in Colorado.

I had already had the idea for my own in the back of my mind but after seeing their versions it really got the ball rolling for my own. Especially because they were asking so much for their own.

A few years ago I saw some repurposed car part, turned into rocketship lamps, style fixtures at a restaurant in the Denver International Airport called Root Down.

It is shockingly difficult to find a photo of what I'm talking about. I just spent the last hour scavenging photos from the restaurant's google review page just to find this low resolution shot of the chandelier with a bunch on it:

I swear this is the same artist and they must be making these still and are out there somewhere.


Sarbaaz OP t1_jdnuu53 wrote

Are you referring to the slider on the base connected to the front? If so, yes it can point down.

Although, I mostly put it there because it is so much heavier towards the backside that over time it slowly points itself upwards. I wanted it to stay level so I added that slider. That part was originally on an old record player console from the 60s so it's keeping with the parts theme.


Sarbaaz OP t1_jdnnq4r wrote

I wanted to share with you all a project that I created 4 years ago and recently just finished updating and upgrading.

You may have seen my rocket sculpture made entirely out of household items on the front page of r/gifs on reddit about 4 years ago:

I have learned a lot in the last few years doing DIY projects and decided I was ready to try cleaning up this rocket sculpture with more professional quality finishes.

One of the first questions most people ask is, "Why?", So I'll write a brief explanation.

As an adult I grew more and more interested in NASA and space exploration. One day I was picturing someone watching the moon landing as a kid and how exciting that must have been. I then imagined them running around looking for things to make their own rocket to play with.

So using only items that someone from the late 1960s would have access to in their home, I set out to create a one-of-a-kind rocket sculpture. It also helped that most my furniture is considered Mid Century and I enjoy Fallout style artwork.

If you are interested in seeing some of the DIY upgrade process I have an album with descriptions found here: