Announcement Welcome to Tinker Lighting! Look for us hanging in your local restaurant, bar, business or home - one of our light fixtures I mean. Tinker offers an industrial flair to hanging lights, lamps and furniture made using vintage metal and wood items with a rich years-worn patina. I make lighting with an imagnative twist from traditional. No piece is too "out there" for me to turn into illumination for your home or business.
Welcome to Tinker Lighting! Look for us hanging in your local restaurant, bar, business or home - one of our light fixtures I mean. Tinker offers an industrial flair to hanging lights, lamps and furniture made using vintage metal and wood items with a rich years-worn patina. I make lighting with an imagnative twist from traditional. No piece is too "out there" for me to turn into illumination for your home or business.
- All 90
- Metal Pendant Lights 39
- Wood Pendant Lights 1
- Glass Pendant Lights 2
- Canopies Bulbs Hooks Etc 20
- Table Desk Floor Lamps 1
- Planters & Fire Pits 4
- Industrial Treasures 7
- Metal Memo Boards 4
- Vintage Signs 12
michaelrwhalen on Feb 9, 2017
Interesting, and unusual vintage sign arrived on time, as ordered. Very careful and conscientious seller.
I enjoy the creative outlet of tinkering with old metal - "fixture artist" came as a natural step.
Tinker LIghting had very humble beginnings. We were taking old industrial pieces and turning them into furniture in our home because we like the style of shabby metal. I tried making a couple of pendant lights and table lamps that turned out funky fun. We worked through various plumbing and electrical items to come up with the combination of parts to make a safe, appealing and long-lasting light fixture. My husband is good at fabricating or re-working a tool to just the right thickness or angle to make it easier for me to assemble the lights. I call on my husband for any welding necessary - something about those sparks hitting me all over is creepy!
I visit many junk yards, flea markets and antique malls searching for objects that need a new life as a light fixture. Hundreds of my creations are being used in restaurants, wine shops, bars, businesses and offices. I see a definite trend around the country for people to use alternative or funky lighting and I'm glad to be part of that wave.
My Dad saw my lights and offered me a little advice that sandpaper, wire brush or sandblasting would definitely make small work of the rust. Then I could prime and paint them. He didn't understand that I appreciated the scratches, wear and rusty patina. When he spent his last days in a nursing home suffering from dementia he had a nice Tinker Lighting Oil Can Lamp (with no rust) on his bedside table. It brought back memories of the happy days I spent with him in my grandfather's garage and his basement.......just tinkering.
If you've purchased from Tinker Lighting before I definitely appreciate the business. If you're just in the shopping stage I hope you'll come back and let me make something for you.
Thanks for stopping by. denise
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Owner, Creator, Customer Service
I am the staff at Tinker LIghting - Denise Ivie Price. Most people would be surprised to learn that the lights and industrial pieces in my shop are made or re-worked by a woman. I use the grinder, plasma cutter and all tools except the welder.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order