Antique Diving Helmet from Recessed Light Housing

Antique Diving Helmet from Recessed Light Housing

For the first time since very early March, I went thrifting. Now that we’ve moved to a state with stricter rules, I finally felt more comfortable to go inside a thrift store. So, I headed to Habitat ReStore, where I found a series of eyeball lights in their section of light fixtures. But as I stared at them, all I could see was an antique diving helmet!Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Light Fixtures and Glass Light Globes

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Light Fixtures and Glass Light Globes

Vintage light fixtures are a source of constant upcycling inspiration for me. Whether a glass globe, swag chandelier, porch light, or otherwise, there are endless repurposing possibilities for them. And if you have a Habitat ReStore nearby, then you know there are a TON of vintage light fixtures available for upcycling ideas and projects.Read more ›

Winter Decorations Inside the Industrial Light Fixtures

Winter Decorations Inside the Industrial Light Fixtures

Even though I’ve already made waterless snow globes before, I wanted to make a NEW version. You see, I found these industrial light fixtures (or jelly jar lights) at my Habitat ReStore and thought they’d be wonderfully upcycled into snow globes. But instead of making Christmas ones, I wanted to create winter decorations instead.Read more ›

Firefly Lantern with Upcycled Lighting from the Thrift Store

Firefly Lantern with Upcycled Lighting from the Thrift Store

Upcycling projects with vintage light fixtures is a common theme on my blog and this particular project was inspired by the trendy shop, Anthropologie. After seeing their metalwork hurricanes online, I realized how much they resembled a brass light from Habitat ReStore. That’s when I decided I needed to repurpose one into a firefly lantern. And I suspected that it would be pretty easy to do!Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

I’ll admit it- when it comes to vintage light fixtures, I am a full-fledged addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of inspiration…particularly during Halloween. I had nearly forgotten about this large light globe in my craft room. But upon re-discovering it, I immediately had a vision of a flying witch in front of a Halloween moon!Read more ›

Vintage Light Fixture “Mercury Glass” Oversized Ornaments

Vintage Light Fixture “Mercury Glass” Oversized Ornaments

Today marks the official halfway point to Christmas, so why not celebrate with a holiday project?? By no means am I encouraging Christmas to arrive sooner…but for crafters like me, there is just NEVER enough time to do all of the yuletide projects!Read more ›

Birdcage Decor from a Light Cage / Industrial Light

Birdcage Decor from a Light Cage / Industrial Light

Have you ever noticed that an industrial light or light cage (especially the daintier ones) kinda-sorta resembles a birdcage? Well, as soon as I made that connection I decided to test my theory by upcycling a light bulb cage into birdcage decor for some Spring home decor.Read more ›

Light Bulb Cages as Christmas Luminaries for Rustic Decor

Light Bulb Cages as Christmas Luminaries for Rustic Decor

Light bulb cages have been pretty popular- both authentically vintage and modern reproductions- for a few years now. Designed to protect factory or ship workers from exploding glass bulbs, they are found in funky antique shops, but in fewer and fewer numbers.  I’ve been lucky enough to find a few of them in my day, and I had this idea to upcycle them into Christmas luminaries .Read more ›

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again- one of my favorite places to go for both crafting inspiration and supplies is Habitat ReStore. And for some reason this year, I can’t stop making Halloween decor with vintage light fixtures. And this time, I’ve turned one into light up pumpkin and jack-o-lantern light.Read more ›

Upcycling the Glass Light Covers into a Ghost Light

Upcycling the Glass Light Covers into a Ghost Light

If you wander into any Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or really just about any thrift store, you’ll be sure to find a section of glass light covers. They come in different shapes- globe, teardrop, flower, etc. Some of them, however, are the PERFECT shape for a ghost light to use as Halloween decor.Read more ›