Repurposed Glass Insulator Candlelabra

May 11th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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A friend gave me this old light fixture recently that was originally a "spatterware" finish with a blue base and white splatter. Much like an enamel/porcelain swirl pattern. I gave it two layers of paint and then brought on the distressing with a clearcoat to seal it. I drilled holes in the glass insulators and mounted them with eye bolts that hold chain and used rabies tags. Hanging from the center is an old bell that gives a nice ding. Vintage garden faucet handles are mounted to the arms. It's ready for candles!!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, metal, glass, porch, green, light fixture, blue, yellow, lighting, outdoor, chandelier, tags, Light, patio, hanging light, Candles, ceiling, glass insulators

Comments (4)

patina+whimsy writes: Fabulous!!! I am always drawn to the glass insulators. This is a very cool piece! :) Posted: 1:48 pm on June 1st
msjunking writes: LOVE IT!!!!!! Posted: 6:49 am on May 23rd
suewhitney writes: Brian, I love this project...bright and beautiful!!! Insulators are a junker's staple and this is a very innovative use for them. Great job!!

Be Well.
Sue
Posted: 7:24 am on May 12th
ninnarae writes: What a great way to re-use insulators...love it! Posted: 5:47 am on May 11th
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