LeT ThErE Be A LiGhT!

July 6th, 2010 in member junk     
itsnotjunk2me itsnotjunk2me, member
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the finished project
close up and personal: a beautiful patina of metal...possibly  brass  mixed with some other silver metals.
i  removed the 20 MeeLLION layers of paint with my trusted  friend,  Multi-Strip
Now, the  next step was to  figure out how to connect the two  parts together.   Enter another fav:  JB Weld to the rescue!
we  lived with the fixture stripped and globe-bare for many   months UNTIL I had a light bulb  moment. i remembered a metal shade i had stashed away.  this would prove to be a match-made in junk heaven.
the finished project

the finished project

Photo: the1829farmhouse

after a long absence from JMS..i'm back with a "junk marriage" of sorts for our kitchen. we have had an old vintage light fixture above our sink which use to have a schoolhouse-style globe on it.  however, the light wasn't, shall i say, very illuminating.   i couldn't find a clear alternative with the correct neck opening to fit the fixture.   so with the use of my thinking cap, rummaging through my stash and stipping off old paint, this is the result.  i love the metals and how they were meant to be together. 

you can see more details about this on my blog...click on link below


Pattern or design used: My own design - LeT ThEre Be A LiGhT
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, industrial, kitchen, farm, light fixture

Comments (14)

alicemom writes: Judi,
spot on! Really great on the info too. Glad to see you back.
smiles, alice Posted: 2:43 am on July 17th
junkermidge writes: Oh, Judi, that certainly was a perfect marriage! Love that light and it seems to fit in wonderfullly with your kitchen redo. Looks AND illumination -- great job!
Midge Posted: 1:55 pm on July 11th
CottageElements writes: Judi, you did an amazing job on this! It was a perfect marriage! You are such a "bright" and creative junker!

Lani Posted: 12:30 pm on July 11th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: You did a beautiful job. LOVE THE LIGHT. GOD BLESS,ROBERT. Posted: 1:41 am on July 8th
chippingcharm writes: Very cool...glad you're back to posting...I missed you too :) Laurel Posted: 11:37 pm on July 7th
bluejean writes: I love great marriages! I love this light too! Wonderful job. Posted: 1:12 pm on July 7th
itsnotjunk2me writes: wow,thanks Sue for featuring my light!!

i owe it to you and your JMS crew for awakening a creativity within me to repurpose, re-use and re-think with junk.

i <3 you all!

judi ;) Posted: 12:39 pm on July 7th
MimiToria writes: Awsome! I love how this came together for you. It's great!
Gretchen Posted: 12:33 pm on July 7th
suewhitney writes: Welcome back...we've missed you! This is awesome and begging to be featured. Nicely done!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:37 am on July 7th
BillyJo writes: perfect match and a smart looking fixture. BillyJo
Posted: 8:38 pm on July 6th
MakinItHappen writes: Looks fab! Good ole JB Weld! Posted: 7:19 pm on July 6th
JunkArchitect writes: All the parts came together perfectly…beautiful fixture.

Posted: 1:14 pm on July 6th
oldnews writes: I've missed your posts and I'm so glad you're back! I LOVE this light! You're right, they were meant to be together! Marie Posted: 8:46 am on July 6th
Prior writes: lol, great junky minds think alike...I just posted my light project, too! You know I love your light. It was truly meant to be, and always appreciate tips on how you did it!
Lezlee Posted: 11:54 pm on July 5th
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