This was a really great project! The idea came from the owner to convert this 1950 Vornado Fan into a working desk lamp. Very reminiscent of old Hollywood Glamour and the movie spotlights. This fan was a nice piece, but was missing the motor, fan blades and wiring, which made the decision to convert it in to a desk lamp a little easier. We first started with making the conversion form fan to light, we were lucky enough to find a frosted Plexiglas shade that fitted in to the fan we then installed mounting brackets for the new shade and installed the lighting components. After everything was fitted tested and working we dissembled everything and began the fan/light housing and base. The client choose to keep the piece the original color, a medium olive green color. Since we make all or our own colors here in shop using the Valspar De Beer House of Kolor we were able to make up a color that was a perfect match. We even had all of the original decals reproduced to give this project the authentic look. This project was a lot of fun & turned out great! It’s a perfect example of repurposing. Any time that you can give a item like this new life as something different form its original design it can be a lot of fun.