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How can you upcycle used light fixtures?

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Used light fixtures can make fun additions to any decor. Old chandeliers can be used for candle or plant holders in a garden. Old glass lamp shades can be plugged, turned upside down, and hung for a beautiful vintage style plant holder or bird feeder.

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Used light fixtures vary in condition. If wiring is damaged, it can often be easily replaced. This is often done in vintage lamps and fixtures that are simply too beautiful to discard. Some lamp shades can be plugged in and used for a bird bath. Some beautiful glass marbles can make a bird bath made this way a true work of art.

A globe or cage style shade can be used as cover for food, flowers, or any cherished object. With a careful application of paint, a fixture can be transformed to match existing decor more readily. A can of metal toned paint can turn a fixture that looks worn out into a very close replica of an expensive gilded fixture. If the base of the fixture is in good condition, then replacing the shade or globe can inexpensively change the look of the fixture. Stout fixtures such as old gas lamp fixtures can be used to hang bird baths or plants.

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