When you have globe light fixtures, you worry about them breaking – and for good reason! These fixtures are expensive and while they are stylish, you shouldn’t have to live in fear of your lights. The good news is you can get an inexpensive solution if one of the globes breaks or if you’re looking for something a bit different.
You can find an easy way to create inexpensive light accessories here on Hometalk. This particular method uses candleholders you can find nearly anywhere.
This is quite an easy job for any DIYer, but remember, when dealing with electricity to be cautious and to be sure you have the breaker off to the light fixture while working on it.
1. Replace Expensive Accessories
These globes are pretty nice to look at but at roughly $20 per globe, expensive to replace. The other problem is they block light from getting through, so it becomes very directed. Your new pendants will have no such issues.
2. Candleholders Work Great
The right solution is always there to be found, and these candleholders are the perfect way to spruce up your light fixture without busting the budget. They are much cheaper and easier to work with.
3. Begin Modifications
Cut a hole in the bottom of the candleholders as this is where the light fixture will go through. Also, remove the faux-diamonds to give your pendants a clean look.
4. Equip Pendants
Insert the mounting hardware for your pendants so that they can do the job you are intending. Since people won’t see the top of the pendants, don’t worry too much about how that area looks, if you’re not happy, you can go back later and clean it up.
5. Enjoy Your New Light
Candelabra bulbs are great for these pendants, but most importantly your light fixture has been given a great makeover and now you don’t have to worry about what happens if you have to replace one of the light accessories because it’s easy – and cheap!