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.


Hat tip: Stacy


13 responses to “M16 Lamp”

  1. 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!

    1. ENDO-Mike Avatar

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

  2. This made me lol. Awesome idea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. That looks so much better than the overpriced one.

  7. Howard Manuel Avatar
    Howard Manuel

    What brand was the toy, audio is perfect. Thanks

  8. Howard Manuel Avatar
    Howard Manuel

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