Introduction: Repurposed Ceiling Light

In this Instructable I will show you the steps I took to re-purpose an old ceiling light I bought from my local thrift warehouse.

Step 1: Dismantle

The glass fixtures were in great shape, and thought they would look even better spaced out in a line instead of four corners.

Each light was held on by a skinny bolt and washer.

I took apart everything and gave it a good clean.

Step 2: Choose Your New Material

I ended up reusing everything on the original lamp except the base.

I went with pallet board for the base keeping with the re-use theme.

I spaced the four fixtures over the 4' board so the lights would give off a nice glow.

Step 3: Hiding the Wires

I built a smaller box on top to hide the wires and allow me to send the wires up one ceiling support.

Step 4: Hiding the Wires

Next install the top boards to attach the ceiling supports too.

Step 5: Ceiling Supports

I cut 3/4" black iron for ceiling supports and spray painted them black.

I also added a sealer to the wood, bought some Edison bulbs and, ended up with a steam punk look.

Step 6: The Finished Product

Just needs a better home than the shop.

Would look great in a kitchen or bar.

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