How to redesign ceiling light fixture

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I have two of these 24-yr. old glass globe light fixtures in the kitchen. One is larger than the other. They are very high hanging from vaulted ceiling. Would like suggestions to update them by using the same cord and sockets. The smaller one is over the sink but high up.
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  • Alyssa Alyssa on Sep 18, 2017
    Many of these projects would work with your existing wiring and socket: http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com/2014/10/13/my-favorite-diy-modern-light-fixtures/ If you click on an individual project, it will take you to the DIY directions for duplicating it.
  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Sep 18, 2017
    I would get rid of the globe and either use a wire basket for an industrial look or a wicker/rattan basket for a country look. You could also purchase a couple of drum shades and the hardware foruse a wire basket for an industrial look or a wicker/rattan basket for a country look. You could also purchase a couple of drum shades and the hardware for a modern look.
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 18, 2017
    These fixtures although they were hugely popular in their time, are also notoriously unstable, and heat up quickly, due to there not being any space for the hot air from standard incandescent bulbs to escape.

    Keep in mind that if you do try to "change" their look by making another layer over the glass, or by glueing anything onto the outside of the glass, that this will increase the weight of the fixture hanging from the small screws, and will also raise the inside temperature of the glass fixture.

    I agree with the suggestion to just get rid of the glass ball part, which after 24 years, is likely quite fragile, and easily breakable, and go with LED lightbulbs.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Sep 19, 2017
    How about a nautical look?
  • Lennea Thornton Downs Lennea Thornton Downs on Sep 19, 2017
    Love this look!

  • Beverly Beverly on Sep 23, 2017
    i think it's pretty and would not anything more..
  • Liv Liv on Mar 23, 2018
    Hang them together, and just slightly stagger their height.
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