I need help using this long metal fixture outdoors

I posted this once without adding pics! Sorry! I want to use this outdoors. It has metal brackets on back I thought I could attach a wood sign to and plant something in middle? Would love to use it with 5 house numbers somehow . It was an indoor light fixture and has little hooks behind bulb holders for wiring
q i need help using this long metal fixture outdoors
q i need help using this long metal fixture outdoors
q i need help using this long metal fixture outdoors
  11 answers
  • Mag21178819 Mag21178819 on Apr 25, 2017
    They look like candleholders, why not light this ares with candles?

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    • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Apr 25, 2017
      Excellent idea! You can use the hooks to hang your house numbers and plant that beautiful creation in the front yard .

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 25, 2017
    or wire it for outdoor use and use LED's; hang on a wall, or over your door

  • SLO SLO on Apr 25, 2017
    Buy small fake cactus at the Dollar Tree and place in the open tops. Glue in might be a good idea. You can add outdoor string lighting for a bright idea. Happy crafting!

  • Stefeni Stefeni on Apr 25, 2017
    Why not hang on an exterior wall in the sun and then add solar stake lights to the candle holders as one of your comments suggested...in between hang small to medium planter pots filled with plants that drape and flower. Flowers by day...light fixture by night. I would spray paint it with Rustoleum paint to control any rust from previous use outdoors.

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    • Malinda Beene Malinda Beene on Apr 25, 2017
      Do you ladies think it would look odd as the only fixture on an outer wall? Though I do have one other heavy iron wall sconc. I have high hopes of finding the match

  • FL FL on Apr 26, 2017
    Oh, I just love it! I would play up how the scrolls under each candle holder looks like the stem and leaves under a flower. So maybe make some kind of flowers to sit in the candle cups? Then I would use the space between the front and back to maybe plant something that needs to be contained, like mint plants. I would probably lighten up the metal by painting it a green or aqua. So much potential for creativity! Have fun!

    • Malinda Beene Malinda Beene on Apr 26, 2017
      I have a few big boxes of fake flowers and ivy vines. I may look through and find something not too cheesy looking. You have some great ideas! I may some buy kind of appealing garden decor items to put in the candle holders/cups. And paint is a must! My outside of house is a gray blue. So will probably paint it bright yellow or bright red, though I do love aquas and teals.

  • Laura Pidduck-Zappetti Laura Pidduck-Zappetti on Apr 26, 2017
    you could get some solar lights that are small enough to fit in the candle holders and fasten it to your house if you have a deck

  • FL FL on Apr 26, 2017
    Sounds beautiful!!!!! Have fun!!!

  • 4156547 4156547 on Apr 30, 2017
    That piece would be inside my home in a minute as a crown headboard mounted high on the wall. I'd use sheets or fabric draped from inside and possibly tied back to reveal head of bed. Lights as others have suggested, oh, yes!

  • Stefeni Stefeni on May 05, 2017
    If you hang outside, depending on the circumference of the candle holder...you could put the solar lights found at walmart in it. Take the stake off and insert the head into the candle holder. It will light up at night and make an ideal focal point on a wall in a pergola or gazebo...definitely paint it...you may want to stick with the bronze or antique gold...maybe even an off white would be nice. A soft butter yellow would be divine! I am inclined to move it indoors as well as M Webb suggested. Her idea about the bed crown is marvey!

  • Malinda Beene Malinda Beene on May 10, 2017
    Decided to use it outdoors