Vintage Ceiling Light Shade Repurposed Lantern

I love making things from repurposed parts and the last time I changed the lightbulb on the ceiling in my bedroom closet, the glass fixture shade was never replaced. 

Vintage Ceiling Light Shade

So what the heck? Who ever looked up there anyway?

Vintage Ceiling Light

When I saw these shades used to make gorgeous lanterns I pulled mine out and made a hanging lantern of my own. 

Way more useful than on the ceiling in a closet that no one goes in besides me. 

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Vintage Ceiling Light Shade

All I had to do was to wash the glass shade then wrap rebar wire around the lip of the shade. I bent the wire to form a hook then tied on an organza bow

Look at that beautiful detail in the glass! 

Vintage ceiling light shade with bow and enlarged view

Drop in a candle and you're done!

Like that hook the lantern is hanging from? 

It is a vintage hamburger press made into a wall hook. 

         Vintage Ceiling Light Shade hanging on hook

A couple years ago I made a repurposed bowl using a larger light shade and the fixture for a sweet 16 party and you can see it here.


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .