Step 1: Items needed
- a globe
- two lamp sockets
- a swag lamp kit (contains the wire and chain needed)
- a pair of threaded lamp ferrules and end pieces with hanging loops
- a set of washers and nuts to fit the lamp ferrules
- white enamel paint
Tools used were:
- paint brush
- drill and bit
- shop knife
Step 2: Cut the globe in half
Don't cut yourself.....
Step 3: Paint the inside of the globe
I also enlarged the holes at the north and south poles to provide clearance for the ferrules that would serve as a mounting point and hold the lamp socket on each half.
Step 4: Install the hardware
By the way, have you ever noticed that a lot of lamp parts come in packages containing two of the parts you need, and one is shiny brass and the other antiqued brass? I didn't want to buy two packages just to get a pair of eye hooks that matched, so I bought one package and painted both of them black. Just my way of saying "gotcha" to the lamp part manufacturers.....
Step 5: Wire it for electricity
Step 6: Hang it up
My daughter has sort of a "night sky" theme going on this wall, and I really like the looks of the globe lights against this background.
This is a relatively easy project. There are unused globes everywhere. Don't cut yourself.