M16 Lamp

A killer do it yourself project by a crafty mom:

You can read the whole article on her blog, it’s pretty funny.

After a comment from her husband: “It feels like Paris is taking over in here” and some inspiration from Phillippe Starck (maker of a ~$2000 version) she decided to take on the project.  She writes a cheeky hilarious letter to Phillippe Starck in the article too, school him on “guns”.  I know the correct terms are “firearm”, “handgun”, “pistol”, “rifle” etc.. but I’ve never been too picky on that.  I know for some of you it’s probably like the clip/magazine thing, but every time I say “firearm” to someone that isn’t really into them I feel like I should check the time on my pocket watch and adjust my monocle. 

I’m still partial to a desk lamp made out of real AR-15 parts, but the price is obviously not even comparable.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Stacy

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C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine March 15, 2012 at 07:10 am

Thanks for the shout out! Incidentally, I am a fan of real firearms as well as toy ones that have been transformed into décor. ;) It’s been way too long since I’ve been on the firing range – you’ve inspired me to get back into it!

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ENDO-Mike March 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

You’re welcome! Keep up the great work, glad you want to get back shooting again.

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Church March 15, 2012 at 10:38 am

This made me lol. Awesome idea!

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Rog' March 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

Epic win! I’m going to try this with one of the airsoft guns my son doesn’t play with anymore.

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C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine April 17, 2012 at 06:55 pm

Thank you! This is a very easy project – with a super fun result. :)

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james March 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

In boot camp we got our asses handed to us if we said gun I stead of rifle.

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C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine April 17, 2012 at 06:54 pm

I’ve heard similar stories from my Marine Corps dad. LOL

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bbmg March 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

Don’t the Navy refer to the projectile firing devices in their turrets as “rifles”?

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C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine April 17, 2012 at 06:53 pm

Hmm. . .interesting question! I’d be curious if anyone knew the answer. :)

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dave w March 15, 2012 at 02:04 pm

That looks so much better than the overpriced one.

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C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine April 17, 2012 at 06:53 pm

Thanks! :) xoxo

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Howard Manuel November 3, 2013 at 05:43 am

What brand was the toy, audio is perfect. Thanks

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Howard Manuel November 3, 2013 at 05:46 am

What brand was the toy, audio is perfect. Did you also use a clear top coat of paint? Thanks

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