Hey guys! I’m still in the spirit of Earth Day/Week here so I’d like to share how we turned this galvanized piece of junk into a one of a kind chandelier in our dining nook. And of course, I do mean junque.
The question still remains: What the heck is it?
We really don’t know but it seems like some sort of farm machinery. Someone suggested that it may be for cotton picking. I have no idea. Do you? It’s probably for manure…
It was not originally a funnel. Ryan cut the hole to replicate a funnel so we could wire the light fixture through.
This light transformation was easier than you might think because we had all of the parts already. Do you remember the kitchen from when we first moved in? Check out that 80’s light fixture.
Look a little closer because the innards for it are what made up our new light.
We carefully took it apart saving all of the pieces. A few tweaks were made to the innards – new light sleeves plus I sprayed the old shiny brass antique white and hemp oiled the wood.
Ryan wired the light using our new-to-us “shade” with all of the old light’s parts. We also switched out the gold chain for a reasonably rusty galvanized chain to complete the look.
We love turning random objects into lights and shades. Here are a few of other favorites from the archives…
Galvanized Funnel Pendant Lights
Mason Jar Pendant
Vintage Birdcage Light
What have you upcycled or repurposed lately?