My friend Dwija is redoing her master bedroom. Currently in her bedroom, the light fixture looks like this:
And while for some reason she doesn’t foresee herself keeping that particular light in the finished version of her room, she doesn’t have to chuck the whole thing.
Oh no. With a few simple materials and about 20 minutes of time, she can have three hanging planters that will not only remind her of the good times she shared with the old ceiling light, but also make her feel good about reducing, reusing, and recycling things at hand.
Plus, I just made one of these suckers, and can knock out today’s blog post writing about it.
So you remember these kitchen lights, right?
And you remember how long they sat around in the garage before they got installed? Well, as shocking as it may seem, casually storing opened items in our garage is not actually the best way to keep all the pieces together. Turns out that when stored in such an environment, tiny, inconsequential-seeming plastic rings will get lost, thus rendering the globe impossible to install.
So when that happens, someone has to go out and see if inconsequential-seeming plastic rings are available for purchase (they aren’t). Then someone has to go out and buy the cheapest glass light shade available, just to harvest the plastic ring. Then someone has to very firmly tell his spouse that yes, he does think it stealing to now return the light shade-minus-the-plastic-ring and he’s not going to haul himself to confession for a stupid lamp shade part, and his spouse is just going to have to figure out something to do with the remaining glass shade.
So now I’m left with something like this:
There it is- how you turn unwanted glass light shades into something nice.
And by “you”, I really mean “Ken, who came up with the idea, fixed my messy attempt at executing the idea, and hung it up for me”.