We have already featured on Recyclart a lamp made from an old pair of crutches. Here's another idea of crutches upcycling by Mamie Jane's, she used a pair of them to make a new shelf in a vintage style.
Sans the branch and crystals, ideal for lighting the dome. vintage wooden ladder makes great lighting! This one is wrapped with globe lights, and decorated with vintage chandelier crystals and branches. There are endless variations on this theme!