Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Repurposing an Old Light Fixture


Our old ceiling fan motor finally burnt out. My husband took it down and put up a new light fixture with a fan but I didn't want to just throw the old one into the landfill. Our local "dump" is full enough. So I started thinking, what could we do with that old metal and wood and glass?

The metal and wood I recycled but the glass votives I decided to repurpose. I washed them up and added tea-candles on the inside for a wonderful illuminary for outside.

How 'bout you, have you repurposed anything lately?

3 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Not anything lately...but this is inspiring!

Extra! Extra! Blog All About It said...

That is great ~ love repurposing items!

XO,
Kimberly

Rena said...

Very nice! I can't think of anything I've repurposed lately, other than some lids from liquid laundry soap. I save everything for school and use it for crafts. Right now I have a bunch of packets of Lipton Tea-On-The-Gos in several laundry lids. Weird, I know, but it keeps them handy.