I’d like to make this a weekly feature but who knows if I would be able to find enough really cool alternative uses for alcohol bottles.
Anyway, I found this truly awesome use of a spent Captain Morgan Private Stock bottle.
This is what Tom [the creator of this great lamp] has to say about the history behind this cool creation:
I had a bottle Rum Jumbie a friend got me when he went on a cruise. I had asked him to pick me up one as James “Sunny Jim” White sings a song about it. I was going to see James “Sunny Jim” White perform, so I took the bottle. He told me he had seen people make Rum Jumbie bottles into lamps. So I looked into that when I got home. The Rum Jumbie wasn’t empty yet, but I had an empty Captain Morgan’s Private Stock bottle. I used that to create my first liquor bottle lamp.
Sure, Tom could have just tossed his bottle but isn’t it cool that he “re-purposed it” and made it into something functional AND cool? Now, it’s not only a lamp but also a conversation piece.
Hell, I found it while randomly searching Flickr and now Bill has his lamp featured on EveryJoe.com.
Don’t you wish that you had done something as cool?