Karen Merritt3
Karen Merritt3
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  • Saint Joseph, MO

Battery Operated Yard Light

6 Materials
2 Hours

I was at my local Habitat Restore a couple of days ago. I came across this awesome pendant light. When I first layed eyes on it I knew what I wanted to do with it. A battery operated hanging yard light. It was a steal at $8.00. I was excited to start working on it. But because of the weather and a migraine🤕 I had to put it to the side.
My lucky find at the Restore.
My lucky find at the Restore.
Feeling better and ready go.I detached the glass globe and washed it.
battery operated yard light
I then cut the electrical cord off. I used pliers to remove the nut and bolt inside the metal cap.
Removing the cord.
Removing the cord.
I gave all the parts a good scrubbing. I reassembled the light minus the globe. I then glued a battery operated to the inside of the metal cap/ top.
Remote and light.
Remote and light.
I took the metal cap/ top with the chain attached outside to paint. I hung it from a shepherd's hook to make it easier.
battery operated yard light
I let it dry completely before attaching the globe.
Lit and ready to hang when it gets dark outsi
Lit and ready to hang when it gets dark outsi
I like that you can change the color from clear, green, red and blue.
Green for St. Patrick's day.
Green for St. Patrick's day.
Here are the supplies I used.
Supplies used.
Supplies used.
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  • GrammaLee
    on May 10, 2018

    Luv this idea.. ive an old tiffany style glass light ..wanted to hang it.. somewhere. a gift from my grandmother so wld never get rid of it.. did u glue the light to the inside of the cap? Was 1 light enough? Im thinking because my light is so much bigger id need more than 1, however the bottom is open , so it would shine down more like a spotlight than ambiant lighting.. any thoughts?

    • Joann Mills
      on May 14, 2019

      You could glue 3 tap lights to a piece of toilet paper tube and suspend inside, then lights would shine onto the glass.

  • Carol Marszalek
    on May 11, 2018

    Since you glued the battery operated light fixture in, how do you change the batteries when necessary?

  • Susan Church Stevens
    on May 13, 2019

    Really clever. I love it! It would be cute painted a bright color too.

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