Redesign these light fixtures.

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I have two of these white globe hanging lights in my kitchen. Is there a clever way to transform them in to this photo with the frame around them without taking the light all apart. How and what materials to make the frames?
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  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 04, 2018
    What you might want to do is go shopping online for light fixtures... find some that you like, that are similar to the ones above... and then check out Pinterest.com to find ideas on how to remake or redesign yours... it will take some searching, and some dedication to finding a design you like... but with persistence.. I think you will find just what you are looking for.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 04, 2018
    It looks like the boxes were built out of either wood or metal. Build the box, drill a hole in the cross pieces at the top where they cross, and insert the metal light rod through the cross pieces. It looks like you'd have to take the globe and socket off to get to the metal rod that holds the electrical wire.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 04, 2018
    for each wood shade use: 4 wooden picture frames for outside. Stick them together into a box shape. 2 pieces of copper wire twisted together through the chain of the fitting to make a X turn each end into a ring and secure with a Pin or screw at each corner of the wooden shade, and there you have it.......

  • Cindy Darsey Chadwell Cindy Darsey Chadwell on Jan 04, 2018
    attach Rice paper inside the frames

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 04, 2018
    These fixtures look like they were made from old 80's fixtures with the smoked or beveled glass removed. You certainly could add just such a cage to yours if you could find 2 matching or very similar old fixtures and spray paint them gold. BUT doing that would require you to rebuild the fixtures you have. It is very easy to rebuild lamps and fixtures, but if you didn't take them down you would be working overhead and you would need to cut the power and the original fixture's pieces may try to slide off. You could build something similar using very light weight hobby wood (I am thinking the square stock inside a kite or maybe a little bigger). Just create two squares and connect them with a top bar and a bottom bar to create the other sides. If you use 4 squares your vertical bars will be thicker than the top and bottom bars and you will lose some of the grace of the fixture. You would need to have a double square (smaller square diagonally inside big square) on the top so the cage could sit on top of the globe. Depending on the type of bulb you use inside the globe there could be heat on the top. If it is enough to soften the gold paint perhaps you could faux gold leaf the wood instead of painting. Creating the top of the cage first will dictate the size of your cages.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jan 04, 2018
    I would like see these with copper wire lacing the sides and bottoms in a random pattern. Lots of wire lacing! ☺️

  • JuneBug JuneBug on Jan 05, 2018
    Thank you Marty. I will give that a try.