This was a challenge. ......... it took me forever to think of something. I knew I had a freshly painted chandelier and a few light bulbs. This is what I came up with.....
Lighting Upgrade - With Sharpies!
I took a chandelier I bought at a yard sale. I plan to use the globes (or shades) for another project.
I removed all the wires and chains by using wire pliers.
I sanded and washed the chandelier.
I hung the chandelier on a shepard's hook and spray painted it with a black spray paint. I always use black spay paint because it makes everything look like cast iron.
I used a screw driver, wire pliers and a long screw (screw not shown) to remove the insides of the bulb. Remember to lay a paper towel down so you can collect all the broken glass when it is removed from inside the bulb. This bulb had a tiny bulb inside.
Remember when removing the insides of a light bulb to use a leather glove to hold the bulb at the screw-in part of the bulb. Safety first! I found a video on the Internet on how to remove the insides of a light bulb.
I used the sharpies to color the outside of the 3 light bulbs I was using.
I just colored the bulb with many colors.
I picked up some LED copper lights at Home Depot today for about $4.00. They were in the clearance rack. They are battery operated, so you do not need to place them in the sun.
Remember I left an opening in the light bulb? I shoved the LED lights into the hole using about a quarter of the string of light per light bulb.
I wrapped the LED light around the base and sprayed them black so they would not stand out.
With the colored light bulb and the LED light, this made for a perfect outdoor light for my sitting area.
Here is my finished out door light.
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Published September 17th, 2017 8:59 PM
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