I’ve been scouring the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for goodies for the design house. In the lighting section I came across some of those old lead glass pendant lights that were so popular in the 60’s-80’s. The earlier ones are brass, then they became a bright gold, and if you were really lucky, they had a stained glass look. At one time, everyone of my friend’s parent’s had a version hanging over the kitchen table.
Something about this one caught my eye. And, I thought it might have a second life other than an ugly lamp.
I liked that the sections between the glass are real brass and the glass is a leaded cut glass. And the geometric shape is actually very current.
The entire thing had a beautiful patina, so for $12 I decided to bring it home with me and give it a bit of a makeover into a DIY terrarium cloche.
I grabbed a few nuts and washers to the hole in the top where the electric would normally go through,and added an extra knob I had.
It really looks lovely with it’s age, and a bit modern with it’s geometric look and brass finish. I look that there is something old and new about it at the same time.
I even like that there is old paint speckles on the glass and metal.
I put my little Walmart fern and the kids’ geode underneath for display.
I think it’s kind of fun and different too. I am going to be on the hunt for more now that I know what potential they have!
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