Linda Dann
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Asked on Jun 9, 2013

Foyer fixture I hate it- but no money- stained glass love it- no place

Dr.8014962Linda DannSusan Cryor
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Anyone got any ideas about this Hollywood Regency foyer fixture- is there a way to paint it white? Also- I have this stained glass and no where for it at this point- I'd like to hang it where the foyer fixture is- but then I have no light coming from it- is there a way to make it into some kind of a lighted piece?
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23 answers
  • Jeanette S
    on Jun 10, 2013

    Easy solution for the stained glass...hang it in any window. As for the light...watch for some sales at the big box stores and replace it...or shop at some flea markets for a sconce you like. then put this one in a garage sale!

  • 153091
    on Jun 10, 2013

    Make the wire shorter so your stained glass hangs in front of the lighted fixture......QUESTION? is that a lighted fixture or a candle?...Below that... find a small ornate frame somewhat larger then the wall box; paint the frame white or one of the "green colors" in your stained glass and hang it around the wall box OR do the same with a "hinged frame". This way it would not be in sight.

  • Bonnie Lewenza
    on Jun 10, 2013

    Your stained glass is very pretty, I hang my stain glass in my kitchen window. I have double hung window in there so no hook required. I just slip it over the lock on the window and it is perfectly centered. But I do have a dragonfly that I also hang from a hanging plant hook in my livingroom. I would just change the fixture to something more modern. Hope it helps

  • Lancet B
    on Jun 10, 2013

    i placed mine on an extra large upright plate holder and display on a shelf. My stained glass is about 14" in diameter. Couldn't stand not displaying the stained glass.

  • Georgia Dorlan-Shackelford
    on Jun 10, 2013

    If you are just painting the fixture and not the globe, you can do that with spray paint. Use a good Rust Oleum for metal. You would have to take it off the wall, remove the shade and bulb. Make sure your turn the breaker off that feeds the light fixture before your remove the fixture or have some one remove it that has some electrical knowledge. I would not try painting the globe, rather, take it to one of the big box stores and find one that is the same size.

  • Kimberly Barney
    on Jun 10, 2013

    It looks like you have the stain glass piece covering your thermostat. If that is the case, I would build an enclosure for both the light and the thermostat fixture making a cut out for the stain glass piece so that the light would shine through it. This would cover two issues and provide a place for the stain glass piece.

  • Polly Zieper
    on Jun 10, 2013

    ugh, Where do I get all this neat stuff, when all we have down here in sFL are 'gated communities, that don't allow tag sales?

  • April E
    on Jun 10, 2013

    you can change both easily by using heat resistant clear epoxy and "gluing" the stained glass piece to the front of the fixture do so in the middle of the shamrock now you have a new hall fixture and the stained glass will be bright

  • Denise Rankin
    on Jun 10, 2013

    My suggestion is similar to Kimberly's, but simpler. Remove the shade from the fixture, paint the base, white or a pale green. Build a deep wooden frame large enough to place your wonderful Irish blessing stained glass in the front opening. You can secure the piece with shoe molding or other strips of wood. Paint or stain the box and hang the frame over the light fixture. The light will shine thru and you can always remove the glass and box if you ever move. I had done this with a piece I had for years and I loved it. Have fun and Good Luck!

  • Linda Dann
    on Jun 11, 2013

    The stained glass is only there for a place to 'be' and not get broken. The other windows won't work. If I can understand what you're saying-- keep the ghastly fixture- (it does give off good light) and frame and hang the stained glass in front of it so that it will be illuminated?? I'm a little learning disabled when it comes to this stuff. I'd be afraid to do all that myself- might have to send it out- but it would surely be worth it if I could enjoy the stained glass and put that monstrosity to good use!

  • Linda Dann
    on Jun 11, 2013

    Here is a photo of how we hung some non-edged- stained glass windows in the LR- are you thinking something like that- these were simply the glass that someone pulled out of an entrance hall in a home that they didn't like.

  • Linda Dann
    on Jun 11, 2013

    oops

  • Susan Cryor
    on Jun 11, 2013

    get a plate hanger, they have two hooks on top, two on the bottom with spring in between it should attach nicely over the light and stained glass, but remove the wire hanger on the stained glass it will be easy to remove and clean, or when you move...light is good, leave it. Plate hanger is CHEAP...measure the distance so you get the right size hanger

  • My first thought was to rejig the light fixture by attaching the stained glass piece in front of it with some epoxy. That really an easy fix you should be able to do yourself. You could paint the light fixture yourself right where it is, just don't spray paint it. Then when it dries, add the glass to the front of the glass part of the fixture. You should be able to slip it off the base. Lay the stain glass piece on a table, add some epoxy down the middle and then put the cylinder on top. Let it dry overnight and then put it back in place. That should be an easy fix and will cover the light fixture plus give you some light behind the stained glass. If you don't like the original cylinder colour, check your big box store for a clear or white one - take the original with you to match the size. Good luck.

  • Linda Dann
    on Jun 11, 2013

    Epoxy would hold that stained glass to acrylic??? The glass is about 10 pounds.

  • Gretchen
    on Jun 11, 2013

    I hang my stained glass pieces in my kitchen picture windows that look out into my gardens. Any daylight at all should improve its beauty. As far as the light fixture, have you considered adhering clear glass crystals or beads (the round flattened kind the size of nickles) ? Even those of a different color of your choosing with a clear aheasive like maybe liquid nails. That may give it a facelift so to say and the light can still filter through. You can also spray paint it with a frosted-matte finish perhaps white or maybe eggshell.... Or even a subtle color to pick up a color in the foyer or adjoining room. Hope this helps.

  • Gretchen
    on Jun 11, 2013

    oh.... And another idea for your stained glass piece. Remove this chain, and place it on an asian-style picture easel (the dark cherry colored wood kind) and place a votive behind it or small string of clear Christmas lights. Just a thought.

  • April E
    on Jun 11, 2013

    yes a good epoxy will hold more than that I have used epoxy to repair my bird bath (concrete) and it has held for 4 years through all sorts of weather I have also used it to do what I suggested for you except the fixture I was replacing with the stained glass hangs from the ceiling however you do have to secure the piece until the epoxy dries I also used epoxy to secure pots togather to build a interesting floor lamp and they have "lived" through 2 moves and weigh about 80lbs each

  • Denise Rankin
    on Jun 12, 2013

    Yes, my suggestion is to frame the piece and hide the fixture. If you are not of the hammer and nail set, you could get a handy man to build it for you for a couple of bucks. Good luck.

  • Susan Cryor
    on Jun 12, 2013

    the stained glass is 10 lbs? I have two, that are large and I do not think they weight that much together....oh well, if it is that heavy, a plate hanger might not work. Hang it in a window, and get some stained glass paint and paint the light fixture...

  • Linda Dann
    on Jun 13, 2013

    You're probably right- I haven't lifted in a while- it is about 14 inches in diameter- naturally metal around exterior.

  • Dr.8014962
    on Oct 6, 2016

    I would make a sub catcher to hang in a window.

  • Dr.8014962
    on Oct 6, 2016

    Correction-sun catcher!

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