Upcycled DIY Brass Lanterns!

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Aren't these big brass lanterns cool?
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I found this pair of pendant hanging lights at the thrift store for $5...last year.
The cords and wiring was torn, pulling apart and dangerous.
I didn't know what to do with them...so they sat.
Then they moved across the country...then they sat.
Then I decided that I wanted some big cool lanterns...
and that I really didn't need any additional lighting anyway!  So,
I took them apart.  That "tinted glass" was just thick plastic, so
that might be useful for something else!
I still have the light hardware...and could re-wire them someday
but probably wont.
So I took the top that normally screws onto the the light post 
that goes down the center and just glued it on the top.
After dusting and cleaning them off of course!
Awesome Entry way decor!  I love the intricate details!

I used a glass candlestick and set it inside with a FAKE wax
 candle I got from the dollar store!
Have you seen them?  Awesome, vanilla smelling wax and
 a switch on the bottom to light it up!
And this little acorn topped glass candy dish is perfect for Autumn too!
$1 at the thrift store.  The tall brass candle is from a yard sale.
I melted the candle to make it look awesome.

And my button pumpkin.  Perfect for September to November!
Have you ever ripped apart lighting to use it for something else?

Linking up to THESE parties this week!



Whit said…
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Thanks for all the cool project inspirations!

Jen said…
Nat, I love that you keep even the tinted "glass" because there may be a future use for it. That is why you are awesome. And I have in my possession a long skinny mirror that slightly resembles your gold picture frame. Trying to decide if I dare paint it white...
I love them, how cool are they! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!