Lighting Dilemma

November 6th, 2008 in member junk     
4theloveofJUNK 4theloveofJUNK, member
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Light fixture stripped of its glass and mirror hangy things
another view of light fixture
afore mentioned hangy things!
up close and personal with the glass and mirror hangy things!
Light fixture stripped of its glass and mirror hangy things

Light fixture stripped of it's glass and mirror hangy things

Ok JUNKY GIRLS (and guys).  I am a not-so-frequent poster on this site but definately a stalker of all of you very talented junky peeps!!  I aquired (for the grand total of FREE....yes that is the letters of F and R and E and E!!!) three of these fancy shmancy light fixtures and can not seem to figure out what to do with them!!  I have a box FULL of cut glass and mirror thingys...sorry can't thing of a better word for them........and my brain is spinning.....but I can't for the life of me come up with one TRUELLY AMAZING idea!  and I do believe these babies are worthy of AMAZING!!  C'mon me out...did you hear me say I have hundreds of those hangy things??

ps thanks mimitoria (Gretchen) and Junk Sophisticate (Candy) for stopping by my blog and encouraging me to post my junk!



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Comments (13)

AtticusFinch writes: Tracey, today I went to a building surplus and they had a couple of these fixtures. So the possibilities are endless. And I'm in Texas too. The location was Real Deal in Westminster, TX. Oh and they have spindles and post at unreasonable prices. My brain was just reeling... Posted: 7:27 pm on November 8th
suewhitney writes: Tracey,

Wow, from all of these wonderful replies looks like you have everything under control. It gives me shivers when I see so many members reaching out to solve a junking dilemma. Way to go wonderful members! Can't wait to see the finished project Tracey.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:32 am on November 8th
CottageElements writes: Just one other thought. Hanging silverware? Be sure to show us the final product!

Lani Posted: 7:21 pm on November 7th
4theloveofJUNK writes: Thanks guys! I love the great ideas!! Let's list of things to look at at my local craft store:

-glass etching materials
-some sort of glue that dries clear?? for putting pretty stuff behind the glass ones
-Christmas ornaments would really catch the light....and am I the only one noticing all of the sales??? Christmas is 50% off down here in Texas!
-ribbon for possibly wrapping one of them and/or for hanging the pretty "thingys" from.
-some sort of paint that will work on glass...any suggestions? girls?

(i have a strange addiction to pretty paper soooo...i already have tons and tons of pretty paper!! Hubs will kill me if I come home with more paper!! and I don't scrapbook...go figure!)

Oh Wow! Thanks guys....the creative juices are really flowing now!! Michaels and Hobby Lobby WATCH I come! Posted: 12:21 pm on November 7th
MimiToria writes: If all of the glass things are mirror, you could using an etching medium to do some cool etching on their backs. Just thought of that when I took another look at the mirrors. I still think they would be awesome on a white Christmas tree.
Want to sell any mirror thingy's?
Gretchen Posted: 11:53 am on November 7th
MimiToria writes: Hey girl, you're welcome first of all. Glad you are here and posting. It was fun to go to your site. Now knowing that you like black and whites, I would paint the shiny gold with spray paint and use either of those choices your preference of course. Than some of the other gals have already suggested the Christmas ornaments hanging from the tiers, which would be cool.
Since you say you have 3 of these, the other suggestion of written words on the back of some of the glass prisms would be a smashing success as well. I've used a product that dries clear and you can attach anything you'd like to the flat part of the prism. The sky is the limit. I could see a very cool tissue or wrapping paper being glued to each of the prisms and hanging from the little holes too.
I just love the sparkley prisms and would use them on a Christmas tree too with of course something added to their flat sides.
You are going to have fun!!! I'm a bit envious of this find you've found. But I'll get over it. : )
Gretchen Posted: 11:51 am on November 7th
AtticusFinch writes: oh the possibilities...

1) blown glass ornaments (at your local hobby store) in varying sizes by strings or silver wire from each layer, all clear or colors to match your decor.

2) tie strips of tule between the layers with a few old chandalier crystals wired into the tool.

3) I do like the idea of painting white or silver as mentioned by Candy.

Can't wait to see your finished treasure. Posted: 11:38 am on November 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi there Tracey! Your blog is really a great read and I'm happy to see you posted a new project in the works.

Lucky you on the freebies! I love the other ladies suggestions and I agree with Georgia's suggestion to spray paint the frame to lessen the goldy shine...unless you prefer the gold of course.

I have a couple ideas. First one was inspired by Kim Myles from HGTV and I remember the show very well. How about hanging clear glass ornaments along with matte and satin finishes of varying colors of your choosing around the entire chandelier. You have the perfect little hanger thingys to attach the bulbs with craft wire.

My other thought was to spray paint the frame bright or creamy white. Then lightly paint the clear glass pieces a soft color (pink, pale blue, light green). It would give it a shabby, softer look. I've seen glass pieces painted on tv but I don't know what type of paint was used.

I'm sure you'll get more ideas! Nice to see you!


Posted: 9:21 pm on November 6th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Tracey
Have you seen Geo's post called "Bicycle Lamp Revisited"? I see the frame of this chandelier working perfectly for something similiar to her Christmas version. Myself, I would definitely spray paint over the brass with white or black.
Your mirror/glass thingys would be stunning with words rubbed, painted, or etched on and then hung with pretty ribbon... I had some large flat chandelier crystals I did this with and they turned out beautifully.
Can't wait to see what you do. You could always mail me a box of them (ha, ha...just joking).
Have fun.
Posted: 9:14 pm on November 6th
CottageElements writes: Tracey, I had one of these and when I moved I actually had temporary insanity and my husband took it to the Goodwill, crystals and all! I had so much stuff, I don't know where my head was at. I think it would be fabulous as Georgia said, painted (I'd maybe do silver) and then go to Michaels or your local craft store, and get the clear craft ornament balls (usually you add things inside of them, but I'd leave them plain) and hang those from it. Maybe try it in different size balls. Otherwise vintage ornaments would be very nice at Christmas. Just a thought. Thanks for taking the leap and sharing with us. I'll have to go check out your blog!

Lani Posted: 9:12 pm on November 6th
4theloveofJUNK writes: Great Ideas Ladies!! Keep em comin'!!

Tracey Posted: 8:39 pm on November 6th
junktiqueboutique writes: I would try wrapping a wide sheer ribbon between the top and 2nd tier and then between the 3rd and 4th tier. Since it would be open between the 2nd and 3rd tier you could hang some of your mirror thingys from those little knobs. You would only need to attach the ribbon at the beginning and end and use double sided tape. That way if you didn't like it you can take the ribbon off easy or you could change the color of the ribbon for the different seasons. Posted: 8:19 pm on November 6th
georgiamoon writes: Wow I don't know what to say. I think that the lamps themselves would look really cool if you replaced the mirror/ glass hanging thingys with parchment type paper (I'm thinking kinda thick paper) that had different encouraging words written on them. It would have a really nice mellow glow and a much softer look. Maybe spray paint the gold part so it wasn't so shiny. Perhaps a flat black with black lettering on the cards. As for the other stuff I will have to think about that. I am sure that you will get a million good ideas from everybody here. I have some things simialar to them and haven't done anything with them yet..I will be watching for ideas too. Good luck, Georgia Posted: 7:24 pm on November 6th
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