The past few times I've gone to the thrift store, there have been several of these outdated old light fixtures like the image above left. After seeing them for months, I decided to buy one to see what I could come up with to share with you here on the blog. I will be featuring two of these projects, one using the glass surround and one using the light fixture. Today I'll show you step by step how to repurpose the glass to make your own vase.
-Old Light Fixture
Step 1: Take off the chain from the light fixture and unscrew the top until you are able to take it off of the top of the fixture.
Step 2: Unscrew the light from the shaft located in the center of the fixture. When it is loose, pull the cord and the fixture all the way through the bottom. Put the light fixture, cord and other pieces aside, we'll use them for another project later.
Step 3: Use the pliers to unscrew the bolt on the top of the fixture. This will allow you to remove the remaining shaft piece inside the fixture.
Step 4: Spray Paint the glass surround and wait for it to dry. I used Rustoleum brand paint in Warm Yellow. For more tips on spray painting, check out this previous post.
Once your vase is dry, put a small cup inside to hold your water and your flowers. Choose your flowers and arrange them however you would like. I chose camellias from my garden. I hope you enjoyed today's post. Have a great day! -blessings, Brittany