Monday, August 25, 2014

Cut the Cord: Solar Lighting Part 2



I promised back on "Cut the Cord" to have more solar lighting ideas. It took a little searching for the right solar lights for the fixtures I had put aside to continue this project. With several completed and a few more to do later on, welcome to Cut the Cord;  Part Two!  


Basically all we are doing here is taking fixtures and turning them into unique solar lighting items.   Using an electrical fixture, candelabra, statue, bird feeder or what ever suits your fancy, to create a solar piece. 





Planter Lamp Shade 


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For this one, I used a brass lamp, a metal hanging planter, spray paint and a solar light attached to the lamp with a water seal epoxy.

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Having eight solar projects here today, I'm only going to give brief descriptions and limit photos to shorten the length of this post. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. 



Hanging Lamp Post 


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This old rusty light fixture was going to be a plant hanger. I changed that idea when I found this battery operated candle lantern.   

Removing the candle and adding this crackle globe solar light inside the lantern was easy.  Then I removed the bulb receptacle on the light fixture and spray painted the iron. When dry,  I attached the lantern to the iron fixture.


I love the "old world" feel of this one. 




Tall Brass Lamp 

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I chose this glass and metal solar light for this tall brass lamp.  I removed the wiring then spray painted the lamp. Then used the top only of the solar light attached with water seal epoxy. Super easy! 





I had to do this one because a friend, Darlene,  did a pair like this and shared it with me.  She was inspired by my "Cut the Cord" post and now I'm inspired by her lamps! I fell in love with them.  I just gotta show ya... 


By Darlene Devine 





Retro Lamp

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Wall Light 


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Long Wall Light Fixture 


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Sidewalk Lamp Post 



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Wine Bottle Light... or stopper? 


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NEVER easier!  Just the top of a small solar light stuck into a wine bottle!  

Ha! Maybe a new bottle topper after dinner relaxation outdoors? 












What solar light ideas are you working on? I'd love to see them!