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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