I'm Cutting the Cords!

There is something about summer nights and outdoor lighting. It is a beautiful marriage that we enjoy during longer outdoor hours.
I love night time accent lighting, but it could be costly. Adapting to inexpensive solar lamps is easy but the characteristics of them are just way too common. You see one, you seen 'em all.
After seeing so many repurposed solar chandeliers and trying one of my own, there was a realization- hey, why not modify all kinds of actual lighting fixtures for everywhere? At the garage, the garden shed, and the side tables! Just cut the cord!
I set out on a mission, gathering a few lamp pieces in the garage storage, going to the thrift shop and department store then grabbing some tools. HA! This is too easy AND exciting!
Exhibit A: Cute little porcelain lamp. $3.99 @ Thrift Shop
Add a solar light and some paint. Bam!
Exhibit B: Brass candle holder wall sconce. $.99 @ Thrift Shop
Add small solar lights and paint! "Wall"-lah!
Exhibit C: Ceiling fan light fixture. $2.99 @ Thrift Shop.
Add a ceiling hanging plate, chain, solar lights and it is "auto-on and auto-off" !
No switches. No electric. And so much better than a stake in the ground.

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