When the thin glass shade to one of our light fixtures cracked, I grabbed a few supplies from around the house and made a new one. ;) Note: this light fixture is rarely ever used due to
French doors and a window in this space as well as the dining room light flooding this small out-of-the way room too. Please take safety into consideration (perhaps low wattage bulbs, never incandescent and a high heat/temp paint or a flameproof coating. See tutorial for link.
Recycled glass jars and bottles can be put to lots of good use around the house for storage or decorating. The most challenging part of recycling glass jars, however, can be getting the
label completely off with no traces of the sticky gunk left behind. In the past I've used a product called Goo Gone for this job and it's always worked well. But guess what? You can make your own Goo Gone by simply combining vegetable oil and baking soda. I tested it out on a couple little glass jars and it really does work! You can click on the link below to read the complete instructions.
I had so much fun putting my "Polatems" together. I collected beautiful pots and plates from Goodwill and garage sales. I dug a hole 12" deep intserted a piece of rebar, which can be purchased at a hardware store in any length of your choice. Fill the hole with concrete. Level the rebar to make it straight. Once the concrete dries..overnight is good, start putting the pots and plates onto the rebar in an artistic order, gluing them as you go..I used glass glue from the hardware
store, it comes in a caulking tube. Use a level to keep each pot or plate straight. You can add pieces in the middle such as a metal dish from an old firepit as a planter or even a terricotta planter. Just be creative. Top it off with a glass ball, a ceramic bird or whatever suits you fancy. There you have it ...Enjoy and watch the birds..even the Hummers like the colors.
Today I made this Christmas ornament chandelier for above my kitchen table... I love the way it turned out! See more photos and how I made it on my blog: http://anyonecandecorate.blogspot.com/2012/1...